Treatment of Lyme disease

M. B. Salzman, S. K. Sood, N. T. Ilowite, E. Hilton, L. G. Rubin

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Abstract

Antimicrobial therapy is usually effective in the treatment of Lyme borreliosis. Doxycycline and amoxicilline are the preferred oral agents of choice while ceftriaxone is used when parenteral therapy is necessary. The most appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy for different manifestations of Borrelia burgdorferi infection are not established but recent trends suggest that longer durations of therapy (21-30 days) may be beneficial. Recommendations are made for the initial therapy for different manifestations of this infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Salzman, M. B., Sood, S. K., Ilowite, N. T., Hilton, E., & Rubin, L. G. (1991). Treatment of Lyme disease. Children's Hospital Quarterly, 3(3), 185-191.