Lyme disease: From the New England Journal to the New York Times

Norman Todd Ilowite

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Abstract

Lyme disease, a recently recognized clinical syndrome, caused by infection with the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, and transmitted by the Ixodes dammini tick, consists of early and late manifestations of disease. Early disease consists of a characteristic skin lesion - erythema chronicum migrans, which may be associated with systemic symptoms. Late disease consists of arthritis or neurologic disease, and rarely cardiac disease. The history of the description of the disorder, its epidemiology, and clinical features are reviewed. Recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder are stressed. Differences between this disease in children and adults are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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New England
Lyme Disease
Spirochaetales Infections
Erythema Chronicum Migrans
Ixodes
Borrelia burgdorferi
Ticks
Nervous System Diseases
Arthritis
Heart Diseases
Epidemiology
History
Skin
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Lyme disease : From the New England Journal to the New York Times. / Ilowite, Norman Todd.

In: Children's Hospital Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1989, p. 233-238.

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Ilowite, Norman Todd. / Lyme disease : From the New England Journal to the New York Times. In: Children's Hospital Quarterly. 1989 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 233-238.
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