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Lyme Disease (Disease, Lyme) Summary

Description: An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe. It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations. The disease was formerly known as Lyme arthritis and first discovered at Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Also Known As: Disease, Lyme; Lyme Arthritis; Arthritis, Lyme; Borreliosis, Lyme; Lyme Borreliosis

Networked: 2370 relevant articles (125 outcomes, 201 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Lyme Disease

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 15 outcomes 7 studies in 118 results : IBA
  2. Antigens : 14 outcomes 11 studies in 271 results : IBA
  3. Doxycycline (Vibramycin) : 13 outcomes 8 studies in 70 results : FDA 23 Generic
  4. Antibodies : 12 outcomes 29 studies in 422 results : IBA
  5. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 145 results : IBA
  6. OspA protein : 10 outcomes 11 studies in 106 results : IBA
  7. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon) : 9 outcomes 7 studies in 64 results : FDA 33 Generic
  8. 1-oleoyl-2-stearoylphosphatidylcholine : 9 outcomes 4 studies in 86 results : IBA
  9. Amoxicillin (Wymox) : 7 outcomes 1 study in 29 results : FDA 105 Generic
  10. Erythema migrans : 6 outcomes 30 studies in 408 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Lyme Disease

  1. Infection
  2. Arthritis (Polyarthritis)
  3. Bites and Stings (Sting)
  4. Erythema Chronicum Migrans
  5. Acrodermatitis (Gianotti Crosti Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Lyme Disease

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  1. Antibiotic Prophylaxis : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results
  2. Retreatment : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
  3. Injections : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results
  4. Arthrodesis : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 5 studies in 32 results
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