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Misconceptions about Lyme Disease: Confusions Hiding behind Ill-Chosen Terminology

Leonard H. Sigal, MD
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Dr. Sigal: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Acknowledgments: The author thanks all of the patients seen at The Lyme Disease Center for helping to teach us about Lyme disease and that which has been misdiagnosed as Lyme disease; the housestaff and rheumatology fellows of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who have been of such great assistance in the care of these patients; the Clinic staff for their service to the patients; and the Division of Rheumatology staff for making all of this care and work possible.

Grant Support: By the Morris L. Sigal Medical Research Foundation; Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter; and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Foundation.

Requests for Single Reprints: Leonard H. Sigal, MD, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, MEB 484, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019.

Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(5):413-419. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-136-5-200203050-00024
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