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• Lyme disease is the most common tick borne illness in the United States with over 300,000 cases annually.

• Two main organizations called the Infectious Disease Society of America and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society differ on their opinions in the treatment duration of Lyme disease.

• A review of the literature explored studies that compared the effectiveness of short term versus long term antibiotics in the treatment of Lyme. Determining the most effective treatment method duration for reducing the long term risk of persistent symptoms of Lyme will be important for the improvement of the delivery of care for patients.

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Publication Date

2016

Keywords

Anti-Bacterial Agents -- therapeutic use; Lyme Disease -- drug therapy; Tick Bites -- drug therapy; Comparative Study

Disciplines

Infectious Disease

Comparing Short Versus Long Term Antibiotics for Reducing Persistent Lyme Symptoms

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