Lyme Disease: When to Test, When to Treat
Guest: Bobbi S. Pritt, M.D. (@ParasiteGal)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
How do you detect Lyme’s disease without the rash? What are the implications for our patients if we miss it? If you practice in an endemic area what are the guidelines for treatment when your patient has been bitten by a tick? Dr. Bobbi Pritt discusses Lyme disease detection, prophylaxis, and some of the long-term consequences of Lyme disease. Listen now to learn the ABCs of tick bite prevention.
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- CDC Guidelines for Tick Bite Prophylaxis: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/tick-bite-prophylaxis.html
- Dr. Pritt’s “Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites” blog https://parasitewonders.blogspot.com/