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Letters Lyme borreliosis

Doctors need accredited information on Lyme borreliosis

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 16 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4727
  1. Sandra Pearson, consultant psychiatrist and medical director1,
  2. Stella Huyshe-Shires, chairman1
  1. 1Lyme Disease Action UK, Penryn TR10 8WZ, UK
  1. sandra.pearson{at}

The recent focus on Lyme borreliosis helps raise awareness at a time of year when incidence is highest and there is increased need for vigilance.1 However, there appears to be a missed opportunity in terms of the quality and bias of information provided.

The true incidence of Lyme disease in the UK is unknown but is certainly higher than thought. …

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