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Lyme Disease

Anita L. Belman and Thomas Preston

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0036
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Lyme disease (LD), caused by the arthropod-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is a multisystem disease of varying severity. Since its recognition as a distinct clinical entity in 1977 (Steere ... More


Infectious Diseases

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A warmer climate will exert multiple and diverse effects on ecological systems. Climate change will affect disease vectors, especially mosquitoes, and disease-causing organisms, such as the protozoa ... More


Zoonotic Infections

Marta Gonzalez Sanz and Caoimhe Nic Fhogartaigh

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0046
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

The term zoonosis comes from the Greek: ζῷον (zoon) ‘animal’ and νόσος (nosos) ‘sickness’, and means an infection transmissible from animals to humans. Infected animals can be symptomatic or ... More


How Our Understanding of Fibromyalgia Evolved

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

There are times when rheumatologists have been accused of making up new syndromes. For example, in the last 20 years, our specialty has described new rheumatic entities including Lyme disease, the ... More


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