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

Russell W. Steele, MD

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July 15, 2015

Doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil is recommended for the treatment of adult patients with early localized or early disseminated Lyme disease associated with erythema migrans, in the absence of specific neurologic manifestations or third-degree heart block. Antibiotics recommended for children include amoxicillin and cefuroxime axetil; in children 8 years and older, doxycycline may be used. Because of its cost, cefuroxime axetil is reserved for patients unable to take amoxicillin or doxycycline.

For more on the treatment of Lyme disease, read here.

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