General practitioner reported incidence of Lyme carditis in the Netherlands

  title={General practitioner reported incidence of Lyme carditis in the Netherlands},
  author={Agnetha Hofhuis and S. M. Arend and C. J. Davids and Raymond Tukkie and Wilfrid van Pelt},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
BACKGROUND Between 1994 and 2009, incidence rates of general practitioner (GP) consultations for tick bites and erythema migrans, the most common early manifestation of Lyme borreliosis, have increased substantially in the Netherlands. The current article aims to estimate and validate the incidence of GP-reported Lyme carditis in the Netherlands. METHODS We sent a questionnaire to all GPs in the Netherlands on clinical diagnoses of Lyme borreliosis in 2009 and 2010. To validate and adjust the… CONTINUE READING
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