Controversies in Persistent (Chronic) Lyme Disease

Published Date
Journal
Journal of Infusion Nursing
Citation
J Infus Nurs. 2016 Nov/Dec;39(6):369-375
DOI
10.1097/NAN.0000000000000195
Authors
Maloney EL
Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 300 000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the United States and that 10% to 20% of these patients will remain symptomatic despite receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Many elements of the disease are poorly understood and have generated considerable controversy. This paper discusses the medical controversies related to posttreatment manifestations and their potential impact on infusion nurses.