Holistic Approach in Patients With Presumed Lyme Borreliosis Leads to Less Than 10% of Confirmation and More Than 80% of Antibiotic Failures.

@article{Haddad2019HolisticAI,
  title={Holistic Approach in Patients With Presumed Lyme Borreliosis Leads to Less Than 10% of Confirmation and More Than 80% of Antibiotic Failures.},
  author={E. Haddad and K. Chabane and S. Jaur{\'e}guiberry and G. Monsel and V. Pourcher and {\'E}. Caumes},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2019},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={
          2060-2066
        }
}
  • E. Haddad, K. Chabane, +3 authors É. Caumes
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
BACKGROUND There is no precise idea whether patients with chronic symptoms attributed to Lyme borreliosis (LB) have LB or another disease. [...] Key Method We included symptomatic patients consulting for presumed LB. They were classified as confirmed LB when they met four criteria, and possible LB if three with a positive clinical response to presumptive treatment. RESULTS Amongst the 301 patients, 275 (91%) were exposed to tick bites, and 165 (54%) were bitten by a tick.Expand
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