AffiliationUniversity of South Florida; University of Chester
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AbstractOver the last 10 years there has been a significant rise in the numbers of patients who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Although some patients may remain asymptomatic a significant number of patients present with a rash focused around a previous tick bite. Others may present with a wide range of debilitating symptoms that can be very problematic, if left untreated. Due to the growing prevalence of Lyme disease within the United Kingdom (UK) and the US, this article offers an overview of the vector borne nature of this illness and provides the Emergency Nurse with information on the pathophysiology, prevention, presenting symptoms, and management of Lyme disease.
CitationMcGhee, S, Visovsky, C, Zambroski, C, Finnegan, A (2018). Lyme’s Disease: Recognition and Management for Emergency Nurses. Emergency Nurse 26(3), 17–34. https://doi.org/10.7748/en.2018.e1850
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