Clinical presentation of reported lyme disease cases among children from Quebec (Canada) between 2009-2017

TitleClinical presentation of reported lyme disease cases among children from Quebec (Canada) between 2009-2017
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMilord F, Jolicoeur, G, Hacala, MA, Jiang, J, Leclerc, M, Phan, E, Lambert L
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume79
Issue1
Pagination148
Date Published02/2019
Abstract

In southern Canada, Lyme disease (LD) is an emerging tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Cases have increased from 144 to 987 between 2009 and 2016. The infection is more frequent in children and older adults probably due to increased exposure to high risk areas during outdoor activities. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation and course of illness among children reported in Monteregie, an emerging area from Quebec province located north of New York state.

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