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Lyme disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1833479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is at present the most common arthropod-borne infectious disease in Europe and the United States. It is caused by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted to the human primarily in the spring, summer and early fall by the tick Ixodes dammini or deer tick. Signs and symptoms of infection are many and misdiagnosis often occurs. If not treated with antibiotics in early stages neurological complications can occur. Health care providers must have a thorough knowledge of the disease so they are able to recognize signs and symptoms. Health care personnel are the key to education of the public and their peers regarding prevention, recognition and treatment of Lyme disease.
Authors:
D Willis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0888-0395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-05     Completed Date:  1991-11-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52246.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Health Education
Humans
Lyme Disease* / complications,  nursing,  physiopathology

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