Tick-borne disease or not? Do not let yourself be fooled.


Confusion among physicians and patients is increasing regarding the diagnosis and treatment ofLyme borreliosis due to the enormous amount ofambiguous information available and media attention. Some of the dilemmas that physicians encounter are illustrated by 3 patients with a range of symptoms, one of whom was convinced she had
Lyme borreliosis. However none of these patients had significant evidence that suggested
Lyme borreliosis. Physicians should follow the guidelines developed by the Dutch Institute for Health Care Improvement (CBO) or the Infectious Diseases Society of America rather than ‘alternative’ guidelines, which are not evidence-based.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2008 Apr 12;152(15):849-53. Case Reports; Comment; English Abstract

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