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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

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IDSA Guidelines, continued

Slide 35

July 2010

Regardless of whether or not treatment is administered, the IDSA also recommends that following tick removal, patients should be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of tick-borne disease for up to 30 days, including erythema migrans or a viral infection-like illness. This monitors for potential Lyme disease, as well as other diseases that are commonly transmitted by ticks such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. Now of interest, these guidelines were recently reviewed, and the panel unanimously agreed that the 2006 Lyme disease guidelines were still valid in their current state.

IDSA Guidelines, continued

 


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