Moßhammer D, Hlobil H, Joos S, Reichert W. A patient with Lyme arthritis presenting in general practice. Practitioner 2013;257 (1758): 25-27

A patient with Lyme arthritis presenting in general practice

21 Feb 2013Pais-up subscribers

Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (B. burgdorferi s.l.) complex, a Gram-negative spirochaete bacterium. Infection in humans takes place through tick bites. The work-up of Lyme arthritis should include a careful history including residence in, or time spent visiting, an endemic region, previous history of tick bite(s), and erythema migrans.

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