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Guidelines for Laboratory Evaluation in the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

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American College of Physicians. This paper, written by Peter Tugwell, MD; David T. Dennis, MD; Arthur Weinstein, MD; George Wells, PhD; Graham Nichol, MD; Beverley Shea, BScN; Robert Hayward, MD; Robert Lightfoot, MD; Philip Baker, BSc; and Allen C. Steere, MD, was developed for the Education Committee by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee: George E. Thibault, MD, Chair; John R. Feussner, MD, Co-Chair; Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD; Keith I. Marton, MD; Gottlieb C. Freisinger II, MD; Valerie Anne Palda, MD; Daniel L. Kent, MD; and Humberto J. Vidaillet Jr., MD. This paper was approved by the Board of Regents on 10 February 1996. Requests for Reprints: Customer Service Representative, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572.

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Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(12):1106-1108. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-127-12-199712150-00010
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The numbers in square brackets are cross-references to the numbered sections in the accompanying background paper, “Laboratory Evaluation in the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease,” which is part II of this Guideline (see pages 1109-1123).


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