Long-term assessment of health-related quality of life in patients with culture-confirmed early Lyme disease

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 15;61(2):244-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ277. Epub 2015 Apr 17.


The health-related quality of life of 100 subjects with culture-confirmed early Lyme disease enrolled in a prospective study with annual follow-up visits was evaluated using the 36-Item Short Form General Health Survey version 2 (SF-36v2) questionnaire at 11-20 years after diagnosis. The mean summary scores of physical and mental health were similar to those of the general population.

Keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; outcome; quality of life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease* / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease* / microbiology
  • Lyme Disease* / psychology
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Quality of Life*