Title

Lyme Disease in Children

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Infect Dis Clin North Am

Abstract

The diagnosis and management of Lyme disease in children is similar to that in adults with a few clinically relevant exceptions. The use of doxycycline as an initial empiric choice is to be avoided for children 8 years old and younger. Children may present with insidious onset of elevated intracranial pressure during acute disseminated Lyme disease; prompt diagnosis and treatment of this condition is important to prevent loss of vision. Children who acquire Lyme disease have an excellent prognosis even when they present with the late disseminated manifestation of Lyme arthritis. Guidance on the judicious use of serologic tests is provided. Pediatricians and family practitioners should be familiar with the prevention and management of tick bites, which are common in children.

Volume Number

29

Issue Number

2

Pages

281-94

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/05/23

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Pediatrics

Additional Departments

Family Medicine

PMID

25999224

DOI

10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.011