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 […]

As Tick-Borne Diseases Soar, Prevention is Key

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Incidence of tick-borne disease has risen rapidly and prevention is the key to slow the number from climbing.

A Guide to Lesser Known Tick-Borne Illnesses

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Getting bitten by a tick may be the start of complex medical conditions in patients.

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.

Tick-borne Illnesses: The Risks of a Missed Diagnosis

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Once thought to be required for the diagnosis, it is now clear that up to 30% of patients with Lyme disease never develop a rash.

Quest Diagnostics Lyme Disease Test: A Look Under the Hood

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When you send a sample in to Quest Diagnostics to test for Lyme disease, what happens? What are we looking for, and how do we know we’ve found it?