Management of tick bites and suspicion of Lyme disease in Belgian primary care : compliance with national guidelines

Last updated on 28-2-2023 by Sherihane Bensemmane

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Background: Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe. Diagnosis is confirmed upon Erythema Migrans (EM) appearance, or serology testing. Suspicion of Lyme disease linked to other clinical manifestations than EM should be verified by serology. Only symptomatic confirmed cases require prescription of antibiotics. Research questions: The objective is to assess GP’s compliance with 2017 Belgian national guidelines regarding tick bite and Lyme disease suspicion. Method: A 6-year retrospective population-based study based on data collected by the Belgian network of Se…

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