Treatment of Lyme borreliosis

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1989 Nov;15(4):747-55.


The infectious process of Lyme disease can appear as chronic dermatologic, rheumatologic, or neurologic. To rationally select a treatment regimen, the physician must have an appreciation of the clinical manifestations of the illness and of the systemic nature of the infection. The authors discuss the proper treatment protocols for each stage in the progression of Lyme disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / complications
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / drug effects
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / complications
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / drug therapy
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / complications
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / complications
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Muscular Diseases / complications
  • Muscular Diseases / drug therapy
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / complications
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / drug therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents