Pediatric Lyme Disease Biobank, United States, 2015-2020

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;26(12):3099-3101. doi: 10.3201/eid2612.200920.


In 2015, we founded Pedi Lyme Net, a pediatric Lyme disease research network comprising 8 emergency departments in the United States. Of 2,497 children evaluated at 1 of these sites for Lyme disease, 515 (20.6%) were infected. This network is a unique resource for evaluating new approaches for diagnosing Lyme disease in children.

Keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; United States; bacteria; bacterial zoonoses; biobank; diagnosis; pediatrics; tick-borne infections; vector-borne infections; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Specimen Banks
  • Borrelia burgdorferi* / genetics
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Ixodes*
  • Lyme Disease* / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease* / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology