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Beating Lyme: Understanding and Treating This Complex and Often Misdiagnosed Disease

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter

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by Constance A. Bean, M.P.H. ’50, and Lesley Ann Fein, M.D., M.P.H. (AMACOM) The authors offer readers an understanding of Lyme disease, its history and the controversy surrounding its diagnosis and treatment. Topics include what to do after a tick bite, the consequences of misdiagnosis, how to get the best treatment and what to do if insurance won’t cover it.