Borreliose-Gesellschaft e.V.


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The Deutsche Borreliose-Gesellschaft (German Borreliosis Society) is a multidisciplinary medical society. Its members are scientists and physicians who
are concerned with Lyme and associated diseases. Its objectives are     
  • the organisation of conferences and workshops to promote
              o the professional dialogue among research, clinic and practice
              o and the medical training certified by the medical associations
  • the promotion of science and research to advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this widespread disease
  • advice of medical doctors and of political and government institutions
  • the development of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections and their update corresponding to the current state of knowledge.

DBG Award

The Deutsche Borreliose-Gesellschaft (DBG) offers an award for  PhD theses in the field of tick-borne diseases. The award is given every year and consists of a money price of 2.000 � and other benefits. More details can be found here. 



     Mouth of a tick

    tick mouth_copyright Dania Richter
    Copyright: Dania Richter

    Scanning electron micrograph of the mouthparts of a female Ixodes ricinus tick. The dorsal surface of the hypostome resembles a basin (100 microns wide). It is provided on its underside with rows of protruding, backward pointing teeth. The ventral surfaces of the paired chelizerae shafts together with the hypostome form a tube through which food flows into the tick, and conversely the saliva into the skin of the host. The chelizerae bundles are angled sideways here.

    Also see: Dania Richter, Franz-Rainer Matuschka, Andrew Spielman, and L. Mahadevan.  How ticks get under your skin: insertion mechanics of the feeding apparatus of Ixodes ricinus ticks Proc. R. Soc. B. 2013 280 1773 20131758; doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1758 (published 30 October 2013) 1471-2954
    or this article inthe press.
  • The guidelines for the diagnosis and therapy have been revised and can be found here. They are among the 3% most downloaded guidelines in Germany, see here.