Short-course therapy may be as effective as long-course therapy for patients with Lyme disease

Volansky, Rob
March 2010
Infectious Disease News;Mar2010, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p18
This article discusses a study on long-term survival rates without treatment failure for patients with Lyme disease treated with antibiotics.


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