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Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

September 21, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

This interactive module, updated in 2018, discusses the clinical features of Lyme disease and how it can be prevented and managed. Key learning points cover common presenting symptoms, antibiotic treatment regimens, short- and longer-term sequelae, and tick bite prevention measures.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand how Lyme disease is transmitted
  • List common presenting symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Recall antibiotic treatment regimens
  • Advise patients on tick bite prevention
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Sara Ritchie
    Honorary clinical fellow in tropical dermatology
    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    London
    UK

    Updated in 2018 by:
    Dr Nigel Stollery
    GP in Kibworth
    Leicestershire
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required