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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Lyme Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Immunologic Tests
Nervous System
Joints
Skin
Therapeutics

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Luft, B. J., Gardner, P., Lightfoot, R. W., Britton, M. C., Kaufman, R. L., Luft, B. J., ... 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

Appropriateness of parenteral antibiotic treatment for patients with presumed Lyme disease. / Luft, B. J.; Gardner, P.; Lightfoot, R. W.; Britton, M. C.; Kaufman, R. L.; Luft, B. J.; Rahn, Daniel Wallace; Sigal, L. H.; Steere, A. C.; Zoshcke, D. C.

In: Annals of internal medicine, Vol. 119, No. 6, 01.01.1993.

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Luft, BJ, Gardner, P, Lightfoot, RW, Britton, MC, Kaufman, RL, Luft, BJ, Rahn, DW, Sigal, LH, Steere, AC & Zoshcke, DC 1993, 'Appropriateness of parenteral antibiotic treatment for patients with presumed Lyme disease', Annals of internal medicine, vol. 119, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-119-6-199309150-00012
Luft, B. J. ; Gardner, P. ; Lightfoot, R. W. ; Britton, M. C. ; Kaufman, R. L. ; Luft, B. J. ; Rahn, Daniel Wallace ; Sigal, L. H. ; Steere, A. C. ; Zoshcke, D. C. / Appropriateness of parenteral antibiotic treatment for patients with presumed Lyme disease. In: Annals of internal medicine. 1993 ; Vol. 119, No. 6.
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