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A minority of children diagnosed with Lyme disease recall a preceding tick bite. Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 Apr;10(3):694-696

Date

03/12/2019

Pubmed ID

30853264

DOI

10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.02.015

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85062405071   6 Citations

Abstract

Of 1770 children undergoing emergency department evaluation for Lyme disease, 362 (20.5%) children had Lyme disease. Of those with an available tick bite history, only a minority of those with Lyme disease had a recognized tick bite (60/325; 18.5%, 95% confidence interval 14.6-23.0%). Lack of a tick bite history does not reliably exclude Lyme disease.

Author List

Nigrovic LE, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Bennett JE, Levas MN, Garro AC, for Pedi Lyme Net

Author

Michael Levas MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Humans
Infant
Lyme Disease
Male
Mental Recall
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Prospective Studies
Tick Bites
Young Adult