Fast Five Quiz: Can You Identify and Treat Lyme Disease?

Russell W. Steele, MD

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July 15, 2015

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. Approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year; the CDC estimates that the total number of Lyme disease cases may reach 300,000 annually. Because only approximately 25%-30% of US patients with early Lyme disease recall the tick bite, the clinician must direct the history toward the possibility of a tick bite. Do you know the clues to look for and best treatment to initiate? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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