Lyme disease

Watch for ocular signs of Lyme disease
Watch for ocular signs of Lyme diseaseLyme disease is an infectious disease caused by Borrelia bacteria which is spread by ticks. Editorial Advisory Board member Michael Cooper, OD, explains Lyme disease and the ocular conditions associated with it.
5 things to know about Lyme disease and PowassanThe CDC is warning of a high threat of tick-borne illnesses this summer, including the sometimes-deadly Powassan virus. Here are five things you need to know about Lyme disease and Powassan and how to code for them.
Trends in tickborne diseasesTickborne diseases are a significant health problem in the United States with over 40,000 confirmed or probable cases reported as recently as 2014. Almost 80% of these cases consist of Lyme disease, but other diseases, including viral infections, are present and have been increasing in number over the past 20 years. Experts in tickborne diseases share updates about what’s new and what’s changing in the detection and transmission of these diseases.
Boy’s fever and rash after insect biteThe parents of a 4-year-old boy who lives in eastern Maryland near the Pennsylvania line are worried about an expanding rash on his back, which started as a small red bump a week ago following a summer picnic. The boy has had a low-grade fever and has not been acting like himself for a few days.
Study exposes inaccuracy of new test for Lyme diseaseLooks like marketing and publicity might have outpaced the validity and usefulness of a test used to detect Lyme disease.
Why humans are making epidemics worseNearly every year there seems to be some new epidemic that crops up, creating healthcare crises and worldwide panic. Robert Kalayjian, MD, director of infectious diseases at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, says these epidemics are becoming more common, and he explained the implications for public health during a session at SECO 2016.
Boy’s “mole” appears overnightAn anxious mother of a 10-year-old boy brings him to the office for evaluation of a new mole that appeared on his back in the last 24 hours. What is causing the rapidly developing pigmented lesion in this patient?
Innovative pharmacy service aids Lyme disease preventionHere's one way collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and doctors can make a difference to individuals and communities.