Lyme Disease

Suboptimal Diagnostics Affect Management of Tickborne Diseases

Suboptimal Diagnostics Affect Management of Tickborne Diseases

Diagnostic and surveillance limitations and lack of treatment options, vaccines hamper efforts.

Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

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Health professionals from many disciplines need to be able to recognize the clinical presentations, essential diagnostic tests, and treatment approach of Lyme neuroborreliosis.

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in US Than Thought

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in US Than Thought

Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded.

Synovial Fluid Cell Counts Do Not Accurately Differentiate Arthritis Types

Synovial Fluid Cell Counts Do Not Accurately Differentiate Arthritis Types

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Accurate and rapid diagnostics methods are needed to inform initial clinical decision making for patients with hip monoarthritis.

Vector-Borne Diseases Up More Than 2-Fold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-Borne Diseases Up More Than 2-Fold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-borne diseases represent an increasing problem in the United States, with a more than 2-fold increase in the number of annual reports from 2004 to 2016.

Case Study: Middle-Aged Man With a Syncopal Episode

Case Study: Middle-Aged Man With a Syncopal Episode

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A middle-aged man presents to the emergency department with a complete heart block, dizziness, fatigue and a recent syncopal episode after camping.

Major Advances on Horizon for Tick-Borne Disease Testing

Major Advances on Horizon for Tick-Borne Disease Testing

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Prompt diagnosis of tick-borne diseases is essential but testing methods have been imprecise. Learn about some recent testing advances for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Lingering Symptoms of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Explored

Lingering Symptoms of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Explored

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New research may explain why many patients report lingering symptoms after receiving antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease.

Clinician Accuracy Evaluated for Lyme Disease

Clinician Accuracy Evaluated for Lyme Disease

Clinician suspicion shows limited accuracy in evaluating Lyme disease.

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

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Without proactive measures and response, the changing climate is projected to continue to adversely affect the global incidence and distribution of infectious diseases and cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050.

When and How to Test for Lyme Disease, a Growing Threat

When and How to Test for Lyme Disease, a Growing Threat

Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult because symptoms vary from one person to another and can resemble symptoms of other infectious diseases spread by ticks.

Tick-Born Diseases May Be on the Rise This Season

Tick-Born Diseases May Be on the Rise This Season

According to a national poll, few Americans are aware of the upswing in the tick population this summer.

 Lyme Disease Vaccination Gets Fast Track Designation

Lyme Disease Vaccination Gets Fast Track Designation

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The FDA has given Fast Track designation to Valneva's Lyme disease vaccine candidate.

Diagnosing Lyme Arthritis in Children

Diagnosing Lyme Arthritis in Children

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Children are among the most susceptible to Lyme disease, and in many, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.

FDA: Valneva To Begin Clinical Testing of Lyme Disease Vaccine

FDA: Valneva To Begin Clinical Testing of Lyme Disease Vaccine

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The phase I trial of VLA15-101 is being conducted at 1 site in the US and 1 in Belgium.

Incidence of Autoimmune Disease Development After Lyme Disease

Incidence of Autoimmune Disease Development After Lyme Disease

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A spectrum of new-onset systemic autoimmune joint disorders may develop after Lyme disease diagnosis and antibiotic treatment.

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