A minority of children diagnosed with Lyme disease recall a preceding tick bite.

TitleA minority of children diagnosed with Lyme disease recall a preceding tick bite.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsNigrovic LE, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Bennett JE, Levas MN, Garro AC
Corporate Authorsfor Pedi Lyme Net
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume10
Issue3
Pagination694-696
Date Published2019 Apr
ISSN1877-9603
Abstract

Of 1770 children undergoing emergency department evaluation for Lyme disease, 362 (20.5%) children had Lyme disease. Of those with an available tick bite history, only a minority of those with Lyme disease had a recognized tick bite (60/325; 18.5%, 95% confidence interval 14.6-23.0%). Lack of a tick bite history does not reliably exclude Lyme disease.

DOI10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.02.015
Alternate JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
PubMed ID30853264