Lyme Disease

Gaps in Prevention, Management of Tickborne Diseases Identified

Gaps in Prevention, Management of Tickborne Diseases Identified

Diagnostic and surveillance limitations and lack of treatment options, vaccines hamper efforts.

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Long-Term Survival and Health Outcomes

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Long-Term Survival and Health Outcomes

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Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-Borne Diseases Increase More Than Twofold From 2004 to 2016

During 2004 to 2016, 82% of all tickborne disease reports were Lyme disease

FDA approves screening tests for <i>Babesia microti</i>

FDA approves screening tests for Babesia microti

The first set of blood screening tests for the tickborne parasite Babesia microti have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Case Study: Syncope, Dizziness, and Fatigue on a Camping Trip

Case Study: Syncope, Dizziness, and Fatigue on a Camping Trip

A 52-year-old man presents to the emergency department with dizziness and fatigue after a syncopal episode on a camping trip.

Clinician accuracy low for lyme disease diagnosis

Clinician accuracy low for lyme disease diagnosis

Clinician suspicion has minimal accuracy for the diagnosis of Lyme disease.

Treatment for chronic Lyme disease linked to serious adverse effects

Treatment for chronic Lyme disease linked to serious adverse effects

Clinicians and patients should be aware that treatments for chronic Lyme disease can carry serious risks.

Preventing Lyme disease and tick bites: tips from the CDC

Preventing Lyme disease and tick bites: tips from the CDC

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Individuals have a higher risk of tick bites and tickborne diseases from May through July.

Stat consult: Lyme disease

Stat consult: Lyme disease

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The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.

Areas at high risk for Lyme disease are growing

Areas at high risk for Lyme disease are growing

The number of counties in the United States with a high risk for Lyme disease is rising.

Lyme disease: can 10 minutes make a difference?

Lyme disease: can 10 minutes make a difference?

Educating patients about Lyme disease can help avoid unnecessary appointments and testing.

Tick-borne disease looks like the flu

Tick-borne disease looks like the flu

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Some patients who are experiencing flulike symptoms might actually be afflicted with babesiosis, a malaria-like disease that peaks from May to September.

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