Lyme disease in children: Data from the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program

ConclusionThis study of the clinical spectrum of LD in Canadian children underlines the need for preventive measures to protect children in Canada from emerging LD, and the need for health care provider awareness.
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Publication date: Available online 2 August 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Cheyne Kurokawa, Sukanya Narasimhan, Aurobind Vidyarthi, Carmen J. Booth, Sameet Mehta, Lea Meister, Husrev Diktas, Norma Strank, Geoffrey E. Lynn, Kathy DePonte, Joseph Craft, Erol Fikrig
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