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Lyme disease in South Africa.

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posted on 1996-06-01, 00:00 authored by S C Strijdom, Michael BerkMichael Berk
OBJECTIVE: This article presents an overview of Lyme disease (LD) as it applies to neuropsychiatry and summarises research results on the epidemiology of LD in South Africa. METHOD: The study is based on a review of research papers from various medical disciplines that focused on the epidemiology of LD in South Africa. RESULTS: Assessment of the incidence of LD in South Africa is based on a few anecdotal studies. The results of the studies are dominated by experimental weeknesses. CONCLUSIONS: The sporadic nature of LD Incidence in South Africa may either reflect a restriction of research efforts or be a true indication of the epidemiology of the disease. This review lends support to the former hypothesis. The low reported incidence of LD in South Africa is probably due to a lack of awareness and research effort.

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Journal

South African Medical Journal

Volume

86

Issue

6 Suppl

Pagination

741 - 744

Publisher

Health and Medical Publishing Group

Location

SOUTH AFRICA

ISSN

2078-5135

Language

eng

Publication classification

C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal

Copyright notice

1996, Health and Medical Publishing Group

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