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A Review of Death Certificates Listing Lyme Disease as a Cause of Death in the United States

Kiersten J. Kugeler, Kevin S. Griffith, L. Hannah Gould, Ken Kochanek, Mark J. Delorey, Brad J. Biggerstaff and Paul S. Mead

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 3, pages 364-367
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq157
A Review of Death Certificates Listing Lyme Disease as a Cause of Death in the United States

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Lyme disease was listed as an underlying or multiple cause of death on 114 death records during 1999–2003. Upon review, only 1 record was consistent with clinical manifestations of Lyme disease. This analysis indicates that Lyme disease is rare as a cause of death in the United States.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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