Sunday, June 2, 2019

What is the future outlook for Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses?

What is the future outlook for Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses?
Lyme Disease educational opportunities for Health Care Professionals and Patients   |  View Online
Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center
What does the future hold?
The cumulative prevalence of chronic illness due to Lyme disease in the US is high and growing. One study indicates prevalence may be over a million and as high as 1.9 million in 2020. In the future, geographic expansion of ticks and tick-borne diseases will continue, and climate change will likely further exacerbate the problem.
  • More ticks
  • More regions
  • More tick-borne diseases
  • More people sick with Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases
Solutions our Center provides
  • Improved education and awareness
  • Enhanced rash recognition
  • SLICE Studies biorepository
    • 7000 well-characterized individual blood and tissue samples collected for research
  • SLICE Studies research and collaborations
    • Multidisciplinary research to better understand and validate disease mechanisms and the patient experience
    • Research toward improved diagnostics and treatments
    • Programs with 22 different researchers 
    • 18 different institutions or affiliations
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Third Annual Lyme Disease Topics at Johns Hopkins
Lyme Disease affects over 300,000 new patients every year which are clustered in and around the major metropolitan regions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Timely diagnosis of acute Lyme Disease depends on the accurate identification of the early erythema migrans skin lesion. Untreated, Lyme Disease can progress to disseminated infection involving the nervous system, heart, and joints. Antibiotic treatment of Lyme Disease is effective in resolving the objective manifestations of infection, however, a subset of patients develop persistent symptoms called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).

Experts from Johns Hopkins have carefully described the patient symptoms, physical findings and laboratory finding in a well document case series of patients with PTLDS.The diagnosis of all manifestations of Lyme Disease and PTLDS in the clinical practice of medicine is challenging and this course seeks to provide education to healthcare practitioners who may see patients with the spectrum of illness associated with Lyme Disease and PTLDS. 

Target Health Care Professional Audience: 
Family Practice, General Practice, Infectious Diseases, Nurse Practitioner, Rheumatology 
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Lyme Disease Awareness Webinar
May 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Find out what you need to know about Lyme disease and tick-borne illness to help keep you and your loved ones safe while enjoying the outdoors.
Aucott, MD;
Soloski, Ph.D.
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