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Lyme borreliosis as culture-bound syndrome among the Azande of central Africa. An example of ethnocentric misdiagnosis



Lyme borreliosis as culture-bound syndrome among the Azande of central Africa. An example of ethnocentric misdiagnosis



Curare 14(4): 205-212



Symptoms similar to those associated with Lyme disease (pain in the joints and muscles) were being reported as early as 1972 among the Azande people of northeastern Zaire. The disease was particularly common among hunters and fishermen who spent a long time in the bush, and was known as "hunters' disease".

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