The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Antibacterial Drugs for Lyme Disease
May 17, 2021 (Issue: 1624)Lyme disease in the US is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans by Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged [deer] tick) and I. pacificus (western blacklegged tick). Most cases of Lyme disease occur in late spring...more
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