Lyme Disease Journal Articles

  • A Case of Ascending Paralysis: the Signs and Symptoms of Tick Paralysis A hiker is presented to the ED with flu-like symptoms and a tick is found. What are the signs and symptoms of tick paralysis and how can it be treated?
  • Chronic Lyme Disease and the "Axis of Evil" Lyme disease is a controversial clinical conundrum. Over the past decade, two opposing views have emerged, one from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the other represented by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
  • Late Diagnosis of Early Disseminated Lyme Disease Learn why the timely diagnosis of early disseminated Lyme disease is sometimes delayed.
  • Erythema Migrans Is Not Always Lyme Disease A 48-year-old Caucasian male working in South Carolina as a home inspector reported a tick bite about six weeks before presentation.
  • Risk Maps for Range Expansion of the Lyme Disease Vector, Ixodes scapularis A Lyme disease tick vector has an expanding geographic range that will cause the disease to emerge in new areas. What potential do risk maps hold in predicting the occurrence of this vector?
  • Chest Pain in a Military Recruit A basic military trainee who presents with cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease.
  • Lyme Disease --- United States, 2003--2005 Persons living in Lyme disease-endemic areas can reduce their risk for infection by daily self-examination for ticks, selective use repellents, landscaping practices, and avoidance of infested areas.
  • Insect Stings and Bites of Summer More patients seek help with insect stings and bites when the weather is warmer. Can you distinguish between minor reactions and more serious problems?
  • Focus Floating Microscopy: "Gold Standard" for Cutaneous Borreliosis? Focus floating microscopy (FFM) proved to be more sensitive than polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and nearly equally specific.
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis We describe a case of a patient presenting with the syndrome of inappropriate hormone secretion (SIADH) caused by Lyme neuroborreliosis.
  • Bacterial Infections: September 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews recent literature: effect of pneumococcal vaccination on reducing disease and resistance, treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile, cholera treatments, and more.
  • Musical Hallucinations In Patients With Lyme Disease Musical hallucinations are a rare form of complex auditory hallucinations characterized by repetitive and usually uncontrollable musical patterns that are unrelated to external stimuli.
  • Treating Early Lyme Disease The duration of antibiotic therapy for early Lyme disease has been increasing in clinical practice.
  • Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Read the case report of a woman who presented with a history of isolated hip pain that evolved after receiving treatment for acute encephalitis secondary to Lyme disease.
  • Mapping Lyme Disease Incidence Analysing incidence of Lyme disease at the zip code level revealed foci not detected at the county level.
  • Predicting the Risk of Lyme Disease: Habitat Suitability This model can be used to help determine the risk of acquiring Lyme disease and other diseases.
  • Lyme/Relapsing Fever Interactions B burgdorferi and B hermsii change their outer surface during their alternating infections in ticks and mammals.
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