Doctors need accredited information on Lyme borreliosisBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4727 (Published 16 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4727
- Sandra Pearson, consultant psychiatrist and medical director1,
- Stella Huyshe-Shires, chairman1
- 1Lyme Disease Action UK, Penryn TR10 8WZ, UK
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. …