Patient ‐reported outcome after treatment for definite Lyme neuroborreliosis

ConclusionsResults on validated PROM questionnaires measuring fatigue, anxiety, depression, self ‐reported somatic symptom burden, and physical health‐related quality did not differ between persons treated for definite NB 1–10 years earlier and reference scores. NB‐treated persons tended to report a slightly poorer mental health‐related quality of life than found in normative data, b ut when adjusting for confounders the causative connection is questionable. Overall, the long‐term prognosis of definite NB seems to be good.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

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