Making Sense of ‘Chronic’ Lyme Disease Diagnoses

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For most patients who contract Lyme disease, oral antibiotics will successfully treat the symptoms. However, some patients who get the infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi report lingering symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and joint and muscle aches long after the antibiotics are finished. Sometimes referred to as “chronic” Lyme disease (CLD), the Centers […]

Opioid Abuse Causing Explosion in Hepatitis C Cases

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A surge in hepatitis C cases, especially in younger populations, is the hidden result of the opioid epidemic.

KNOW if You Have the Flu with a Simple Test

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The best way to tell the difference between a cold and the flu is to get tested. Learn more about Quest’s nasal swab test.

Norovirus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Laboratory Diagnostics

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Norovirus, an RNA virus, is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis across all age groups in the United States. Molecular tests are the most reliable and rapid way to detect norovirus and to differentiate it from other causes of gastroenteritis. Early use of molecular tests may limit the spread of disease, […]

If I had only known:  Congenital CMV infection prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

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Newborn cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing is not routinely performed, and most pregnant women are not aware of congenital CMV infection prevention or potential risk in pregnancy.

Resources for Lyme Disease for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

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Accurate, unbiased information on Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses is critical for decision-making and patient care.

Are Longer-term Antibiotics More Effective than Shorter-term Treatment for Lyme disease?

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For some patients infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, symptoms may persist for months or even longer, leading to the question of whether such patients have “chronic Lyme disease,”

Does Every Patient with a Tick Bite Need a Test for Lyme Disease?

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Important considerations for determining if a Lyme Disease test is necessary include tick identification, geography, symptoms and signs, and duration of tick attachment.