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Lyme arthritis is rare in Eastern Denmark

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  • Tilde Müller
  • Henning Locht
  • Inge Panum
  • Lene Nielsen
  • Bente Jensen
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INTRODUCTION The multi-organ disease Lyme borreliosis can cause mainly large joint arthritis. No guideline exists describing how to diagnose Lyme arthritis (LA). The incidence of LA in Denmark remains unknown, but it is considered to be low. The primary aim of this study was to quantify the number of Borrelia burgdorferi serological tests requested from primary and secondary care; secondly, to examine how often LA is diagnosed. METHODS this was a register-based study including B. burgdorferi serological tests analysed at the department of clinical microbiology at Hvidovre and Herlev Hospitals during a two-year period. The results of the tests were categorised into primary and secondary care. A medical record review was made covering all newly referred rheumatological patients with B. burgdorferi serological tests analysed the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hvidovre Hospital. A model was set up to diagnose LA. RESULTS Most tests were requested by primary care. A total of 146 rheumatology patients were tested for B. burgdorferi of whom 118 were newly referred. Using our model to diagnose LA, we found that three patients had possible LA, whereas one had likely LA, but none were given a final LA diagnosis. Overdiagnosis was not common among rheumatologists. CONCLUSION. The number of requested B. burgdorferi serological tests was highest in primary care. A clear guideline describing how to diagnose LA is needed in primary and secondary care alike.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
ArtikelnummerA05210423
TidsskriftDanish Medical Journal
Vol/bind68
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)1-7
Antal sider7
ISSN1603-9629
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2021

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