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Lyme disease: A diagnostic dilemma

Savely, Virginia DNP, MEd, MSN, RN, FNP-C

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000383661.45156.09

Lyme disease is often missed in its early stages when treatment is most successful, and years of needless morbidity and disability ensue for thousands of patients. This article presents the diagnostic challenges inherent in the diagnosis of Lyme disease and provides information about when to suspect Lyme disease and how to test for it.

Virginia Savely is a certified family nurse practitioner and owner of TBD Medical Consultants, San Francisco, Calif.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.