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Comment & Response
December 18, 2018

Controversies About Lyme Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Independent researcher, Hudson, New Hampshire
JAMA. 2018;320(23):2481. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17195

To the Editor There are a number of inaccuracies in the Viewpoint by Drs Shapiro and Wormser on Lyme disease.1

First, they stated that “…there has not been a statistically significant increase in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States during the most recent 4 years (2013-2016) for which data are available.” Quest Diagnostics has reported a significant increase of positive Lyme disease test results, with Lyme disease being detected in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.2

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