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Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne
disease in the northern hemisphere. Since it was first described more than 30 years ago,
Lyme disease has generated a great deal of controversy.
Lyme disease is not endemic in Arkansas, and testing for Borrelia burgdorferi can lead to clinical confusion, unnecessary treatment and excess cost. This article will present a brief review of
Lyme disease, with an emphasis on what is known regarding
Lyme disease in Arkansas.