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A community study of Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies among individuals with prior Lyme disease in endemic areas

Healthcare 6(2):69. doi:10.3390/healthcare6020069

YEAR: 2018 TOPICS: Patient Care.

Borrelia infection and risk of celiac disease

BMC Med.15:169. doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0926-1

Alaedini A

YEAR: 2017 TOPICS: Patient Care.

Correlates of perceived health-related quality of life in post-treatment Lyme encephalopathy

Psychosomatics 54:552

YEAR: 2013 TOPICS: Chronic Lyme, Patient Care.

Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation Among Symptomatic Patients With a History of Lyme Disease vs Two Comparison Groups


YEAR: 2018 TOPICS: Chronic Lyme, Patient Care.

According to the study, depression has been reported in 8 – 45% of patients with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), but little was known about suicidal tendencies in these patients. The extent and severity of depression and suicidality was compared between PTLDS and HIV/AIDS patients, and a non-patient control group was compared. The results conclusively demonstrate that suicidal tendencies increase among patients who are depressed and that, perhaps surprisingly, depression experienced by PTLDS and HIV/AIDS patients was statistically indistinguishable. This seminal study highlights the fact that one in five patients with PTLDS reported suicidal thoughts and the importance of screening for depression and suicidality to optimize patient care.

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The Clinical, Symptom, and Quality-of-Life Characterization of a Well-Defined Group of Patients with Posttreatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

Front Med (Lausanne) 4:224. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2017.00224

Aucott JN, Soloski MJ

YEAR: 2017 TOPICS: Chronic Lyme, Diagnostics, Patient Care.