The recommended treatment of Lyme disease is evolving and important questions remain unanswered, such as (a) Are inexpensive oral regimens effective in curing acute illness and preventing arthritic, neurologic, and cardiac manifestations or are much more costly, and potentially toxic, intravenous antibiotics required ? (b) Are relatively short 2-to 3-week courses of antibiotics sufficient or are prolonged regimens of a month, or more, better ?
This study reviews antibiotic therapy prescribed by Maryland physicians for the 283 cases reported in 1991 that meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's case definition for Lyme disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lyme maladie, Borréliose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Antibiotique, Prescription médicale, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Choix, Posologie, Durée, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lyme disease, Borrelia infection, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Antibiotic, Medical prescription, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Choice, Posology, Duration, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0065670
Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 09/06/1995.