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Such mislabeling may have particularly detrimental effects on the Lyme disease patient, as a delay in diagnosis and treatment may result in a curable acute infection becoming a chronic, treatment-refractory illness," writes Brian Fallon, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian, in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
A recent review article recommends serologic testing for patients with a moderate pretest probability (ie, patients with objective signs of Lyme disease from a highly or moderately endemic area).
For reporting Lyme disease to public health authorities, health care providers should follow infectious disease testing recommendations and reporting guidelines set forth by state health departments and only submit reports for cases that have complete and positive test results and associated clinical information.
Lyme disease can often be treated effectively if it's detected early on.
It is a story told to raise awareness about Lyme disease and how to reclaim life after the impact of such a diagnosis.
In March, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, predicted 2017 would be risky for the Northeast in relation to the Lyme disease.
Beyond Antibiotics: Alternative Approaches to Lyme Disease
Fear of Lyme disease is keeping people indoors, but with precautions, they can still enjoy outdoor activities.
But Lyme disease can mimic cardiac, neurological, chest, kidney and liver disease and lead even the best doctors up the wrong path.
Learning about the symptoms of Lyme disease is essential because the earlier treatment begins, the better the chances are of minimizing the negative impact of the disease;' says Dr.
Early reports of Lyme disease have established the association between increased risk of disease and residence in forested areas which function as habitats for both vector and host.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conservatively estimates that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year.