Position statement of the AEP, SERPE, and SEIP on the evidence-based diagnosis of Lyme disease.

[Position statement of the AEP, SERPE, and SEIP on the evidence-based diagnosis of Lyme disease]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2019 May 29;: Authors: Guillén Martín S, Núñez Cuadros E, Tagarro García A, Calvo Rey C, en representación de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología Pediátrica (SERPE) y la Sociedad Española de Infectología Pediátrica (SEIP) PMID: 31153796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anales de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: An Pediatr (Barc) Source Type: research

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