Lyme disease surveillance in the United States, 1983-1986.

  title={Lyme disease surveillance in the United States, 1983-1986.},
  author={Carol A. Ciesielski and Lauri Ellen Markowitz and Rosemarie Horsley and Allen W. Hightower and Helen Russell and Claire V. Broome},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={11 Suppl 6},
During 1983-1986, 5,016 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Cases were acquired in 31 states; however, 86% of the cases were acquired in seven states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. For 63% of patients the disease began in summer; 52% recalled a tick bite. Erythema chronicum migrans (ECM) occurred in 91% of the patients; arthritis, in 57%; neurologic complications, in 18%; and cardiac manifestations… CONTINUE READING
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