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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.—Dr Barbour's Editorial1 on the interactions between expert advice, patient expectations, and physician decision making in the diagnosis and treatment of LD2 is timely and insightful. Omitted, however, is the potential threat of malpractice litigation on physician behavior.