Lyme disease resource center

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Intravenous literature: Medscape.com have developed a Lyme Disease Resource Center (Click here). Topics covered in the resource center include:

  • Ten Clinical Pearls for the Diagnosis and Management of Lyme Disease – Don’t miss these 10 tips on Lyme disease in a video blog from Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA. Topics include symptoms, diagnostic testing, the scientific evidence on long-term antibiotic use, and more. Medscape Infectious Diseases, July 2009
  • Lyme Disease: Issues and Controversies  – In this video blog, Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA discusses the controversies related to Lyme disease and recommends care that is based on the evidence — not allegations. Medscape Infectious Diseases, July 2009
  • In the Lymelight: Law and Clinical Practice Guidelines – In an unprecedented move, IDSA and the AG have entered into a legal agreement that necessitates a rethinking of the guidelines. Southern Medical Journal, June 2009
  • A Case of Ascending Paralysis: the Signs and Symptoms of Tick Paralysis – A hiker is presented to the ED with flu-like symptoms and a tick is found. What are the signs and symptoms of tick paralysis and how can it be treated? American Academy of Emergency Medicine, March 2009
  • Chronic Lyme Disease and the “Axis of Evil” – Lyme disease is a controversial clinical conundrum. Over the past decade, two opposing views have emerged, one from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the other represented by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Future Microbiology, December 2008
  • Lyme Borreliosis, Erythema Migrans and Annular Skin Lesions – A 68-year-old female enters the ED complaining of three weeks of intermittent low grade temperature in addition to chills, myalgias, arthralgias, and rash. Can Lyme borreliosis be the problem? American Academy of Emergency Medicine, November 2008
  • Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness: Erythema Migrans Is Not Always Lyme Disease – A 48-year-old Caucasian male working in South Carolina as a home inspector reported a tick bite about six weeks before presentation. Southern Medical Journal, July 2008
  • Risk Maps for Range Expansion of the Lyme Disease Vector, Ixodes scapularis, in Canada Now and With Climate Change – A Lyme disease tick vector has an expanding geographic range that will cause the disease to emerge in new areas. What potential do risk maps hold in predicting the occurrence of this vector? International Journal of Health Geographics, May 2008
  • Late Diagnosis of Early Disseminated Lyme Disease: Perplexing Symptoms in a Gardener – Learn why the timely diagnosis of early disseminated Lyme disease is sometimes delayed. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May 2008
  • Chest Pain in a Military Recruit – A basic military trainee who presents with cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease. Southern Medical Journal, February 2008

Click here for the Medscape page.



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