[Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme borreliosis]

Klin Mikrobiol Infekc Lek. 2018 Sep;24(3):88-99.
[Article in Czech]


The national guideline aims to highlight the latest knowledge about clinical manifestations of the infection, to summarize the diagnostic algorithm and to recommend the appropriate antibiotic therapy with respect to evidence-based medicine. The recommendations are consistent with most European guidelines as well as those published by the IDSA. The guideline provides the most recent information on the epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of Lyme borreliosis, dermatological, neurological and musculoskeletal involvement, the appropriate diagnostic procedure and prevention. Some information is also provided about post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. Recommended oral and intravenous antimicrobials are listed in a table showing the doses and duration of therapy. The guideline also mentions diagnostic methods to be avoided or whose results should be interpreted with caution. Although the guideline cannot account for all individual variations among patients, it may provide instructions to physicians in typical and frequent clinical situations.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents* / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease* / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease* / drug therapy
  • Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents