Empiric antibiotics for children with suspected Lyme disease.

TitleEmpiric antibiotics for children with suspected Lyme disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsGarro AC, Thompson AD, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Kharbanda AB, Bennett JE, Grant DS, Aresco RK, Nigrovic LE
Corporate AuthorsPedi Lyme Net Network
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume13
Issue5
Pagination101989
Date Published2022 Jun 14
ISSN1877-9603
Abstract

In our prospective cohort of children undergoing evaluation for non-cutaneous Lyme disease, 02 (13.9% of those with Lyme disease) were not initially treated with an appropriate antibiotics and 356 (13.3% without Lyme disease) received potentially unnecessary antibiotics. Rapid and accurate diagnostics are needed to further improve initial antibiotic treatment decisions.

DOI10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.101989
Alternate JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
PubMed ID35759989