Appropriateness of parenteral antibiotic treatment for patients with presumed Lyme disease

B. J. Luft, P. Gardner, R. W. Lightfoot, M. C. Britton, R. L. Kaufman, B. J. Luft, Daniel Wallace Rahn, L. H. Sigal, A. C. Steere, D. C. Zoshcke

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Abstract

Effective parenteral antibiotic regimens benefit patients with cutaneous, neurologic, cardiac, or joint features of Lyme disease. However, in patients whose only evidence for Lyme disease is a positive immunologic test result, the risks for empiric, intravenous antibiotic treatment outweigh the benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Luft, B. J., Gardner, P., Lightfoot, R. W., Britton, M. C., Kaufman, R. L., Luft, B. J., Rahn, D. W., Sigal, L. H., Steere, A. C., & Zoshcke, D. C. (1993). Appropriateness of parenteral antibiotic treatment for patients with presumed Lyme disease. Annals of internal medicine, 119(6). https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-119-6-199309150-00012