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Clinical aspects of Lyme disease
Tim Blake MBCHB, BSC (Physiology And Pharmacology), MRCP, Naveen Bhadauria, MBBS, BSC (Immunology)
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 7, p.17 (123Doc Education, London, August 2011)
This article presents a brief history of a patient presenting in the early stage of Lyme disease, an emerging infectious disease in Europe. The reader is directed towards making a clinical diagnosis. Consideration should be given to rashes (including atypical ones), evolution of symptoms, investigations, treatment and prevention.
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Tim Blake MBCHB, BSC (Physiology And Pharmacology), MRCP
Naveen Bhadauria, MBBS, BSC (Immunology)
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