Several antibiotics appear effective against early-stage Lyme disease

This meta-analysis suggests that when symptoms of the disease are confined to a localised skin infection, treatment failures are relatively infrequent, only 2% at 12 months. Effective antibiotics include penicillin V, doxycycline, azithromycin, cefuroxime, amoxicillin and ceftriaxone plus doxycycline.The research has significant limitations, but choice, dose and duration of antibiotics appear to have little impact on outcomes. This research does not suggest that guidelines need to be reviewed.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

More News: Amoxicillin | Azithromycin | Ceftriaxone | Cefuroxime | Doxycycline | Health | Lyme Disease | Penicillin | Rocephin | Skin | Zithromax