Lyme arthritis: an epidemic of oligoarticular arthritis in children and adults in three connecticut communities.

@article{Steere1977LymeAA,
  title={Lyme arthritis: an epidemic of oligoarticular arthritis in children and adults in three connecticut communities.},
  author={Allen C. Steere and Stephen E. Malawista and David R. Snydman and R E Shope and Warren A. Andiman and Martin R. Ross and F M Steele},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1977},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          7-17
        }
}
An epidemic form of arthritis has been occurring in eastern Connecticut at least since 1972, with the peak incidence of new cases in the summer and early fall. Its identification has been possible because of tight geographic clustering in some areas, and because of a characteristic preceding skin lesion in some patients. The authors studied 51 residents of three contiguous Connecticut communities -- 39 children and 12 adults -- who developed an illness characterized by recurrent attacks of… 

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