Controversies in Persistent (Chronic) Lyme Disease
Journal of Infusion Nursing
J Infus Nurs. 2016 Nov/Dec;39(6):369-375
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 300 000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the United States and that 10% to 20% of these patients will remain symptomatic despite receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Many elements of the disease are poorly understood and have generated considerable controversy. This paper discusses the medical controversies related to posttreatment manifestations and their potential impact on infusion nurses.