Pediatric Lyme Disease - A School Issue: Tips for School Nurses

Published Date
Journal
Future Microbiology
Citation
NASN Sch Nurse. 2009 May;24(3):114-5, 118
DOI
10.1177/1942602X09333901
Authors
Hamlen RA
Kliman DS
Abstract

Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-transmitted disease in the United States and school age children are at high risk of infection. If these children are to receive appropriate and prompt medical intervention, school nurses must have a basic understanding of Lyme disease symptoms and diagnosis and be able to recognize and articulate the impaired behavior and school performance frequently caused by this illness.