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Daughter just diagnosed with Lyme disease 5 years after bite. Has had numerous symptoms. Wondering what treatment should be.?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Physician eval

Likely would require course of antibiotics but best have an evaluation by a physician with experience in cases like this.

In brief: Physician eval

Likely would require course of antibiotics but best have an evaluation by a physician with experience in cases like this.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Have her see

Her physician for evaluation first , the treatment usually is antibiotic.

In brief: Have her see

Her physician for evaluation first , the treatment usually is antibiotic.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Efficacy

Antibiotics are not likely to be necessary or effective in treating an infection which occurred five yrs ago.
No testing has shown persistence of the the organism for that time period, although other spiral bacilli may do that (syphilis). The basic question is whether the symptoms your daughter has are truly related to the prior lyme infection? See a doctor with experience in this illness.

In brief: Efficacy

Antibiotics are not likely to be necessary or effective in treating an infection which occurred five yrs ago.
No testing has shown persistence of the the organism for that time period, although other spiral bacilli may do that (syphilis). The basic question is whether the symptoms your daughter has are truly related to the prior lyme infection? See a doctor with experience in this illness.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Shaukat Matin
Internal Medicine

In brief: IV antibiotics

She should have a spinal tap and neurologic evaluation, .
Should be verified by western blot and be referred to infectious disease specialist.

In brief: IV antibiotics

She should have a spinal tap and neurologic evaluation, .
Should be verified by western blot and be referred to infectious disease specialist.
Dr. Shaukat Matin
Dr. Shaukat Matin
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