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Recognizing and treating Lyme disease

Saccomano, Scott J., PhD, RN, GNP-BC; Hrelic, Debra A., PhD, RNC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000541469.54290.00
Feature: LYME DISEASE

Abstract: Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.

Scott J. Saccomano is an assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C.

Debra A. Hrelic is the academic program coordinator for the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, in Wilmington, N.C.

The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interests, financial or otherwise.

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