|Title||Clinical presentation of Lyme disease in the higher-risk region of Quebec: a retrospective descriptive study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Charbonneau A, Charette LP, Rouleau G, Savary M, Wilson A, Heer E, Beriault K, de Pokomandy A|
Lyme disease is emerging in Canada. This study aimed to describe the use of serologic testing for the disease in the La Pommeraie health region in southern Quebec between 2012 and 2015 and to describe the clinical presentation of laboratory-confirmed cases. The medical charts of all patients investigated for Lyme disease at the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital's laboratory between 2012 and 2015 were reviewed for results of serologic testing. Laboratory diagnosis was based on 2-tiered testing: cases had to have positive results of both the enzyme immunoassay and the Western blot test (IgM or IgG). We collected data on clinical presentation for patients assessed at the hospital or at the La Pommeraie Family Medicine Unit.