CMAJ Open 2022 Apr-Jun;10(2):E570-E576. Epub 2022 Jun 28.
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Musonera, Valiquette, Marcoux, Bedard-Dallaire, Pelletier, Haraoui, Carignan), Department of Community Health Sciences (Baron, Milord) and Faculté de médecine et des Sciences de la santé (Lachance, Bourget, Cantin, Abbasi), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que.; Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec (Thivierge), Montréal, Que.; Université Laval (Simard), Québec, Que.
Background: Despite increases in cases of Lyme disease, little is known about the management and clinical course of the disease in Canada. We aimed to describe the management and clinical course of Lyme disease in patients treated in acute care facilities in Quebec and to assess adherence to the 2006 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline.
Methods: This retrospective multicentre cohort study included pediatric and adult patients with serologically confirmed Lyme disease treated in acute care facilities (12 community hospitals and 2 tertiary care centres) of 2 endemic regions of Quebec (Estrie and Montérégie), from 2004 to 2017. Read More