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The Resource Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it, Alan G. Barbour, MD

Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it, Alan G. Barbour, MD

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Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it
Title
Lyme disease
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why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it
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Alan G. Barbour, MD
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Lyme disease
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why its spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it
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eng
Summary
Once restricted to small forested areas in the northeast and north-central United States, Lyme disease is now a common infection in North America and Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 300,000 new cases occur each year in the United States. Misunderstandings over symptoms and treatment increase the public's concerns about the disease--which, if not properly treated, can become chronic and debilitating. An expert on tick-borne diseases, Alan G. Barbour explains the course of illness that results from infection, diagnosis and treatment options, and steps that can be taken to avoid a tick bite in the first place. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other disease-causing pathogens, and these other infections are considered as well. Drawing on real case histories of individuals with Lyme disease--or illnesses that may be mistaken for Lyme disease--Barbour explains: - The biology of the spirochete, "Borrelia burgdorferi, " that causes Lyme disease- The role of animals such as mice that carry the infection- The life cycle of the ticks that transmit the infection- The importance of deer in perpetuating the cycle- The basics of diagnostic laboratory tests and how test results are interpreted- How antibiotics are used in treating Lyme disease.
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Explains lyme disease, discussing the diagnosis, treatment options, and preventative measures that can be taken
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10429115
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1946-
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Barbour, Alan G.
Dewey number
616.9/246
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC155.5
LC item number
.B38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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A Johns Hopkins press health book
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Lyme disease
Target audience
adult
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why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it
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Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it, Alan G. Barbour, MD
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Early infection and the immune response -- Late infection and its complications -- The pathogen, its vector, and its reservoirs -- The ecology of lyme disease -- Approach to diagnosis -- Laboratory tests: the basics -- Putting laboratory testing in its place -- Antibiotics and lyme disease: the basics -- Putting the antibiotics to use -- After antibiotic therapy ends -- Deer ticks transmit other diseases -- Preventing lyme disease: community-wide measures -- Preventing lyme disease: personal and household protection
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20388165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781421417202
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014036888
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it, Alan G. Barbour, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early infection and the immune response -- Late infection and its complications -- The pathogen, its vector, and its reservoirs -- The ecology of lyme disease -- Approach to diagnosis -- Laboratory tests: the basics -- Putting laboratory testing in its place -- Antibiotics and lyme disease: the basics -- Putting the antibiotics to use -- After antibiotic therapy ends -- Deer ticks transmit other diseases -- Preventing lyme disease: community-wide measures -- Preventing lyme disease: personal and household protection
Control code
20388165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781421417202
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014036888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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