Tick-Borne Infections

Alan J Wright

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Tick-Borne Infections

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Tick-borne infections are very serious illnesses in healthy children and adults. The clinical presentation is often nonspecific and diagnosis is difficult. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for tick-borne infections and begin appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy for the best therapeutic outcome. This chapter reviews the 4 most common tick-borne infections in the United States: Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Chapter.  4149 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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