[PDF] Stakeholder experiences of the diagnosis of Lyme disease: a systematic review

Source:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre - EPPI-Centre
Publisher:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
Publication date:
21 December 2017

Abstract

Lyme disease is the result of an infection, caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which is common in ticks; people can develop Lyme disease after bitten by an infected tick. This evidence review focuses on the diagnosis of Lyme disease. Its aim is to bring together evidence from patients, clinicians and researchers about their perspectives on, and experiences of, receiving or delivering Lyme disease diagnoses, or evaluating diagnostic tests. As well as being of value in themselves, we aim for these syntheses to assist interpretations of evidence about the accuracy of different diagnostic approaches.