Time for a Different Approach to Lyme Disease and Long-Term Symptoms.

  title={Time for a Different Approach to Lyme Disease and Long-Term Symptoms.},
  author={M. Melia and P. Auwaerter},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={374 13},
The condition of most patients with Lyme disease improves after initial antibiotic therapy; however, 10 to 20% of treated patients may have lingering symptoms of fatigue, musculoskeletal pains, disrupted sleep, and lack of customary mental functions. The plausible idea that additional antimicrobial therapy for potentially persistent bacterial infection would foster improvement has been a touchstone of hope in the 40 years since discovery of the disease in the mid-1970s. Patients with long… Expand


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