Lyme disease

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Abstract

Lyme disease is a focally endemic tick-borne spirochaetal infection that causes a well-defined constellation of symptoms. Diagnosis requires a combination of appropriate epidemiologic and clinical factors; laboratory confirmation with standardized serologic testing is highly accurate except in the setting of very early disease, such as in patients with erythema migrans, but is not helpful in judging treatment response. Treatment with simple, time-limited courses of penicillins, third-generation cephalosporins and tetracyclines is highly effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031
JournalCAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Lyme disease
tetracyclines
cephalosporins
erythema
Lyme Disease
tick
penicillins
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
ticks
Epidemiologic Factors
Tick-Borne Diseases
Tetracyclines
Cephalosporins
Erythema
Penicillins
infection
testing
Therapeutics
laboratory

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • veterinary(all)

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Lyme disease. / Halperin, John.

In: CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, Vol. 6, 031, 01.10.2011.

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