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a tick imageApril 13 2018

NICE has issued new guidance on Lyme disease to raise awareness among health professionals and provide doctors with information for diagnosis and treatment.

The guideline NG95 covers clinical assessment and recommends laboratory investigations to aid diagnosis. The guidance also has advice on what information to give patients being tested for Lyme disease, before considering treatment options.

The bacterial infection is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. While prevalence data is incomplete, the disease is seen throughout the UK and Ireland, and particularly high-risk areas are the South of England and Scottish Highlands.

Public Health England has also updated its resources around tick bites and Lyme disease. It has added a toolkit, as well as a new leaflet and patient awareness poster.

Saul Faust, Professor of paediatric immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Southampton and chair of the NICE guideline committee, said: “We want people to be diagnosed early so they get the right treatment as soon as possible.

“This new guideline gives more clarity on how clinicians can spot Lyme disease and provide early treatment. It guides through when to use tests and what antibiotics to prescribe according to symptoms.”

Links:
NICE announcement    
NICE guideline NG95 ‘Lyme disease’     
PHE Guidance: ‘Tick bite risks and prevention of Lyme disease’ resources          
PHE ‘‘Be tick aware’ – Toolkit for raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne disease in England’            
PHE ‘Tick awareness and the tick surveillance scheme’ 

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