Lyme borreliosis and depressive symptoms in patients aged 65 years and older referred to a tertiary Lyme centre

Published:February 20, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.030
      Little is known on Lyme borreliosis (LB) in patients aged ≥65 years. To optimize management of older patients referred to a tertiary Lyme centre, characteristics of older patients need to be assessed. We published a study on depressive symptoms in patients referred to a tertiary Lyme centre [
      • Zomer T.P.
      • Vermeeren Y.M.
      • Landman G.W.
      • Zwerink M.
      • van Hees B.C.
      • van Bemmel T.
      • et al.
      Depressive symptoms in patients referred to a tertiary Lyme center: high prevalence in those without evidence of Lyme borreliosis.
      ]. Following that study, we now assessed prevalence of LB and prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients suspected of LB aged ≥65 years compared to 18–64 years old.

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