Current diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease

Compr Ther. Winter 2005;31(4):284-90. doi: 10.1385/comp:31:4:284.


In more than 80% of cases, Lyme disease presents with an erythema migrans rash, but its characteristics can vary. Carditis, cranial palsies, lymphocytic meningitis, oligoarticular arthritis are manifestations of disseminated infection. Serological tests are helpful, but must be interpreted with caution. Standard antibiotic treatment regimens are highly effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Disease Progression
  • Doxycycline / therapeutic use
  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans / diagnosis
  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans / physiopathology
  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans / therapy
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / physiopathology
  • Lyme Disease / therapy*
  • Serologic Tests


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Doxycycline