A clinical review of Lyme disease in Arkansas

J Ark Med Soc. 2010 Feb;106(8):186-8.

Abstract

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. Since it was first described more than 30 years ago, Lyme disease has generated a great deal of controversy. Lyme disease is not endemic in Arkansas, and testing for Borrelia burgdorferi can lead to clinical confusion, unnecessary treatment and excess cost. This article will present a brief review of Lyme disease, with an emphasis on what is known regarding Lyme disease in Arkansas.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arkansas / epidemiology
  • Borrelia burgdorferi*
  • Humans
  • Ixodes / microbiology*
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology*
  • Lyme Disease / physiopathology