Featured Topic: Guidelines for treating a tick bite

Doctors are divided over the best treatment for a tick bite. The Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA) advises a single 200mg dose of doxycycline for an adult patient and 4m/kg up to 200 mg for a child at least 8 years of age based on a single study. The International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) is opposed to a single dose of doxycycline for a tick bite. There is no evidence that a single dose of antibiotics is effective to prevent complications of Lyme disease or co-infections. I will review what we know, what we don’t know and what I do in practice.

When:  Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 8PM EST.


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