Chronic Lyme disease.

Journal Article (Review)

Chronic Lyme disease is a poorly defined diagnosis that is usually given to patients with prolonged, unexplained symptoms or with alternative medical diagnoses. Data do not support the proposition that chronic, treatment-refractory infection with Borrelia burgdorferi is responsible for the many conditions that get labeled as chronic Lyme disease. Prolonged symptoms after successful treatment of Lyme disease are uncommon, but in rare cases may be severe. Prolonged courses of antibiotics neither prevent nor ameliorate these symptoms and are associated with considerable harm.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lantos, PM

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 325 - 340

PubMed ID

  • 25999227

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-5520

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.006

Language

  • eng