School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences
Lyme disease, ticks, diagnosis, treatment
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Parasitic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Yoder, Virginia P., "Ticked off: An analysis of the inadequate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 677.
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.