lyme disease experience Survey
We need your help!
We would like to hear from people with any experience of Lyme disease, whether mild or severe, fully recovered or with ongoing symptoms, or those who are caring for someone with Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi. It occurs worldwide, is increasing in incidence and is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. It affects children and adults of all ages and although many patients with Lyme disease make a full recovery, others remain ill even after antibiotic treatment.
The NICE Guideline on Lyme disease has acknowledged ‘the lack of epidemiological data on the incidence, clinical features, management and outcome of Lyme disease in the UK’. Similar issues exist in the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere in the world. This lack of information makes it difficult to drive improvements in diagnosis, treatment and care.
Members of the LRC team have developed this survey to capture the experiences of those affected by Lyme disease, including diagnosis, treatments and outcomes. The intention is to support development of patient-centred Lyme disease data that can be used to drive meaningful change for people with Lyme disease.
The survey is anonymous.
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Thank you for completing the survey. We hope your contribution combined with others will highlight the lived experience of Lyme disease.