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Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease - United States.

Abstract The term "chronic Lyme disease" is used by some health care providers as a diagnosis for various constitutional, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric symptoms (1,2). Patients with a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease have been provided a wide range of medications as treatment, including long courses of intravenous (IV) antibiotics (3,4). Studies have not shown that such treatments lead to substantial long-term improvement for patients, and they can be harmful (1,5). This report describes cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess resulting from treatments for chronic Lyme disease. Patients, clinicians, and public health practitioners should be aware that treatments for chronic Lyme disease can carry serious risks.
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Journal Title mmwr. morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28617768
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DA  - 20170615
DCOM- 20170616
LR  - 20170616
IS  - 1545-861X (Electronic)
IS  - 0149-2195 (Linking)
VI  - 66
IP  - 23
DP  - 2017 Jun 16
TI  - Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a
      Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease - United States.
PG  - 607-609
LID - 10.15585/mmwr.mm6623a3 [doi]
AB  - The term "chronic Lyme disease" is used by some health care providers as a
      diagnosis for various constitutional, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric
      symptoms (1,2). Patients with a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease have been
      provided a wide range of medications as treatment, including long courses of
      intravenous (IV) antibiotics (3,4). Studies have not shown that such treatments
      lead to substantial long-term improvement for patients, and they can be harmful
      (1,5). This report describes cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium
      difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess resulting from treatments for chronic
      Lyme disease. Patients, clinicians, and public health practitioners should be
      aware that treatments for chronic Lyme disease can carry serious risks.
FAU - Marzec, Natalie S
AU  - Marzec NS
FAU - Nelson, Christina
AU  - Nelson C
FAU - Waldron, Paul Ravi
AU  - Waldron PR
FAU - Blackburn, Brian G
AU  - Blackburn BG
FAU - Hosain, Syed
AU  - Hosain S
FAU - Greenhow, Tara
AU  - Greenhow T
FAU - Green, Gary M
AU  - Green GM
FAU - Lomen-Hoerth, Catherine
AU  - Lomen-Hoerth C
FAU - Golden, Marjorie
AU  - Golden M
FAU - Mead, Paul S
AU  - Mead PS
LA  - eng
PT  - Case Reports
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170616
PL  - United States
TA  - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
JT  - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
JID - 7802429
SB  - IM
MH  - Adolescent
MH  - Adult
MH  - Bacterial Infections/*etiology
MH  - Chronic Disease
MH  - *Cross Infection
MH  - Fatal Outcome
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Lyme Disease/diagnosis/*therapy
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - *Severity of Illness Index
MH  - United States
EDAT- 2017/06/16 06:00
MHDA- 2017/06/18 06:00
CRDT- 2017/06/16 06:00
AID - 10.15585/mmwr.mm6623a3 [doi]
PST - epublish
SO  - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jun 16;66(23):607-609. doi:
      10.15585/mmwr.mm6623a3.