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Cover for Lyme disease: the great controversy.

This chapter traces the origin of the clinical condition termed 'chronic Lyme disease' (CLD) and explores the various medical, political, and legal issues it has brought. It also provides a detailed examination of some of the key myths that together reinforced the recognition of CLD as a diagnosis. ...

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.; Baker, P.; Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Lyme disease: an evidence-based approach.

This second edition provides up-to-date evidence-based research and covers the significant advances in our understanding of the disorders referred to as Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis. Consisting of 17 chapters, this book explores the causative organism, its requisite ecosystem, disease...

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Medically unexplained symptoms and Lyme neuroborreliosis - not the same: a study in an endemic area of Norway.

After reports that the Hospital of Southern Norway has experienced a rise in referrals for suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB), an investigation was carried out to examine these patients' symptoms and final diagnoses to learn more about the presentation of LNB in Norway. The medical records of...

Author(s)
Roaldsnes, E.; Eikeland, R.; Berild, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Erythema migrans.

Erythema migrans (EM) is an expanding erythematous rash that develops at the site of the bite of certain Ixodes ticks within days to weeks. It is the most common objective manifestation of Lyme disease, accounting for about 90% of cases. This chapter reviews the current practice of diagnosing EM,...

Author(s)
Nadelman, R. B.; Hu, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chronic Lyme disease.

Despite being widely used by both the lay and medical communities, chronic Lyme disease (CLD) is a very complicated term, used as a label for quite different patient groups. These include patients with late Lyme disease (e.g. arthritis and late neuroborreliosis), as well as patients described as...

Author(s)
Marques, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lyme disease: the great controversy.

This chapter addresses some of the key myths associated with the laboratory and clinical diagnosis, symptomatology, lethality, antibiotic treatment and symptom persistence of Lyme disease.

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.; Baker, P.; Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938048)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Antibiotic therapy for infection caused by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borrelia burgdorferi</i> sensu lato.

This book chapter discusses the following topics: antibiotic susceptibility of B. burgdorferi; prevention and treatment of B.. burgdorferi infection; treatment duration; B. burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) arthritis; coinfection; post-treatment persistent subjective symptoms; guidelines for diagnosis, ...

Author(s)
Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938048)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The psychology of 'post-Lyme disease syndrome' and 'not Lyme'.

This chapter addresses the psychological aspects of symptom persistence in patients who attribute such symptoms to 'chronic Lyme disease.' The 3 categories of patients with persistent complaints thought to be related to Lyme disease are described: (1) patients with current Lyme disease who may or...

Author(s)
Hassett, A. L.; Sigal, L. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938048)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chronic Lyme disease.

The term 'chronic Lyme disease' is used to describe vastly different patient populations, including patients with objective manifestations of late Lyme disease, patients with post-Lyme disease syndrome, and patients with nonspecific signs and symptoms of unclear cause who were diagnosed based on...

Author(s)
Marques, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938048)
Type
Book chapter