Lyme Disease – Where's the Bug?

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Our understanding of Lyme disease relies primarily on clinical observations. The diagnosis is typically made with clinical criteria, and the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy is determined by clinical end points. Although this approach has served both patients and physicians well, important questions persist that cannot be answered by the clinical approach alone. For instance, if previously established clinical criteria are required for the diagnosis, how can atypical syndromes be evaluated as possibly due to Lyme disease? Attempts to define both the full clinical spectrum of Lyme disease and the means of accurately diagnosing the illness according to clinical criteria set…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-283
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 27 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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