The British Infection Association (BIA) is aware of the increased publicity relating to Lyme disease. This follows the recent publication of research indicating an increase in the incidence of infection in the UK1-3. Subsequent reports in the broadcast and print media have highlighted concerns regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease among both patients and doctors. As a body representing UK Infection specialists we share many of these concerns and support the proposals for UK-based research made by NICE and the James Lind Alliance4,5.
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