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Lyme Disease: prevention, diagnosis, and management (CME)

An overview of how to prevent, diagnose, and manage common pediatric clinical situations in which tick-borne Lyme disease is the likely culprit.

The increasing incidence and notoriety of Lyme disease, combined with misinformation in the media and Web sites, makes it likely that many pediatricians in both endemic and non-endemic areas will see patients needing evaluation for Lyme disease. This article presents a simple yet thorough case-based review of the common manifestations of Lyme disease, along with diagnostic and treatment paradigms. Resources regarding management will also be highlighted.