When making a diagnosis, rheumatologists must consider the fact that rheumatoid arthritis and some infectious diseases have overlapping musculoskeletal manifestations.
A team of researchers investigated whether credible evidence supporting a causal relationship between Lyme disease and Alzheimer disease or Lewy body dementia exists.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine whether antibiotic prophylaxis is effective in the prevention of Lyme disease.
At an ACR Convergence 2021 session, John Aucott, MD, and Sheila Arvikar, MD, discussed the various aspects of Lyme arthritis, including incidence, prevalence, symptoms, and treatments, and other tick-borne illnesses, to inform rheumatologists in practice.
A Danish study compared the rate of new-onset mental disorders among people diagnosed with Lyme disease vs the rate in people without Lyme disease.
Differences in the recognition of the manifestations of Lyme disease by physicians or by patients may contribute to later diagnosis
Patients hospitalized with Lyme disease have a higher rate of mental disorders and attempted suicide after infection.
Climate change, population shift from urban to suburban areas, and increased population of white-tail deer have contributed to the increasing frequency of tick-borne disease.
Case study shows a patient with headache and neuro-ophthalmic signs, but no rash or joint pain, had contracted Lyme meningitis.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology provided new clinical practice guidelines for Lyme disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.