Lyme disease: Knowledge and practices of family practitioners in southern Quebec

TitleLyme disease: Knowledge and practices of family practitioners in southern Quebec
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFerrouillet C, Milord F, Lambert L, Vibien A, Ravel A
JournalCan J Infect Dis Med Microbiology
Volume26
Start Page151
Issue3
Date Published05/2015
Keywordsattitudes, diagnosis, doctors, Health knowledge, Lyme disease, practice, quebec, treatment
Abstract

The present study documented the inappropriate intention to order serology tests for tick bites and the unjustified intention to use tick analysis for diagnostic purposes. Such practices should be discouraged because they are unnecessary and overuse collective laboratory and medical resources. In addition, public health authorities must pursue their education efforts regarding FPs to optimize case management.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26236357