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September 23/30, 1998

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(12):1049-1051. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-12-jbk0923

To the Editor.—The studies by Dr Fix and colleagues1 and the study by Maiwald et al2 indicate that there is still a great deal of controversy over the basic epidemiologic, diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic issues related to LD. One such question concerns the optimal method for management of a patient presenting with an attached tick from an LD endemic area.