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Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of Lyme disease leads to inappropriate health service use.

@article{Sigal1999OverdiagnosisAO,
  title={Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of Lyme disease leads to inappropriate health service use.},
  author={L. Sigal},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          41
        }
}
  • L. Sigal
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and experimental rheumatology
Aim: The correct diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease (LD) is of pivotal importance in the USA, where its frequency is estimated to be very high. One problem is the fact that many patients receiving treatment for LD lack firm clinical or serological evidence of the disease. The aim of this work was to study the use of health services and the occurrence of treatment-related illness, disability and distress among patients in whom LD is inappropriately diagnosed or treated. Methods: A 50-item… Expand
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