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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

Psychosomatics doi.org/10.1016/j.psym.2018.02.004

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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Estimation of cumulative number of post-treatment Lyme disease cases in the US, 2016 and 2020

Mayla Hsu, Alison Delong

YEAR: 2019 TOPICS: Chronic Lyme, Patient Care.

Joint study conducted by scientists at Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) and Brown University estimates that two million people in the United States could suffer profound disability from post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLD) by the year 2020.

Published in BMC Public Health: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-6681-9
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/31014314/

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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.

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