What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochaetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. It is the most common human tick-borne infectious disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. It is endemic in many parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in woodland or heath-land areas as […]

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New ILADS Guidelines

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) have produced new evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with Lyme disease. The guidelines address three clinical questions; The usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites The effectiveness of erythema migrans treatment The role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of […]

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