Lyme Disease: A Review of Its Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Treatment

Ted Avi Gerstenblith, Theodore A. Stern

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Abstract

Background: Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness transmitted to humans, has become increasingly recognized. Objective: Given the myriad neurovegetative and neuropsychiatric symptoms that can be associated with Lyme disease, we sought to review the epidemiology, evaluation, and treatment of the disorder. Methods: A case vignette that highlights manifestations of the condition and dilemmas associated with its treatment is presented. Conclusions: Knowledge about its symptoms, its abnormal laboratory tests, and its course can help to guide the timely and appropriate management of this spirochetal infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages9
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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