Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Lyme borreliosis is a systemic illness of variable severity caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. It is seen in endemic regions, including the northeastern US coast, the upper Midwest, and northern California.
  • Prophylactic doxycycline 200 mg PO (single dose) may reduce the risk of Lyme disease in endemic areas following a bite by a nymph-stage deer tick.1

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