Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-25-2017

School

School of Health Sciences

Major

Biology: Biomedical Sciences

Keywords

Lyme disease, ticks, diagnosis, treatment

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Parasitic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms

Abstract

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States and has a high prevalence among people in the northeast. Lyme disease can be a debilitating illness if not diagnosed early, and can lead to long-term health problems for many patients. This thesis serves as a review of scientific literature on Lyme disease, with the prevalence, symptomology, the bacterial mechanism of infection, the diagnostic process, transmission, and treatment therapies. Further research and development could lead to better primary care for those suffering with Lyme disease.

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