This week (Thursday 22nd October), the House of Lords debated the topic of Lyme disease in the wake of much media attention following a range of celebrity* announcements on the relatively little-known and controversial infectious disease. Lord Greaves, introducing the debate, asked the Minister, Lord Prior of Brampton, to follow up action points raised in [...]more...
In Britain, medical education is highly variable regarding diseases transmitted by ticks. Much reference literature about diagnosis and treatment protocols requires updating. It may be left to you
- the patient, to continue to emphasise that symptoms were linked to a tick bite.
- the doctor, to be aware of the possibility, to question the patient, and to read our resources for clinicians