Primary care clinical provider knowledge and experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illness: a qualitative assessment from a Lyme disease endemic community

Primary care and frontline healthcare providers are often the first point of contact for patients experiencing tick-borne disease (TBD) but face challenges when recognizing and diagnosing these diseases. The s...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe discrepancy between changes in incidence of TBE and LB support the contributions of virus-specific factors beyond the mere availability of tick vectors and/or human outdoor activity, which are a prerequisite for the transmission of both diseases. A better understanding of parameters controlling human pathogenicity and the maintenance of TBE virus in its natural vector-host cycle will generate further insights into the focal nature of TBE and can potentially improve forecasts of TBE risk on smaller regional scales.PMID:34477056 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.35.2002108
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Radiologia. 2021 Aug 25:S0033-8338(21)00122-3. doi: 10.1016/j.rx.2021.07.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTInfections of the central nervous system caused by atypical bacteria are becoming more common. Borrelia burgdorferi and Rickettsia conorii are microorganisms transmitted by ticks; infection with these bacteria result in a wide spectrum of manifestations on imaging. In areas where these tick-borne microorganisms are endemic, including Spain, these infections must be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with a variety of systemic and neurologic symptoms. The clinical presentation of these infections is no...
Source: Radiologia - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: According to the prevalence of B. garinii and B. afzelii in Europe, previously it was thought that Lyme disease presented as erythema migrans, and less frequently as neuroborreliosis; however, this study revealed that other syndromes may also be seen. In addition, we revealed that the longer it takes for erythema migrans to appear, the greater the likelihood of Lyme arthritis developing.PMID:33669940 | PMC:PMC7924869 | DOI:10.3390/medicina57020184
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
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