Recommendation ID

Clinical epidemiology of Lyme disease in the UK:- What are the incidence, presenting features, management and outcome of Lyme disease in the UK?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is a lack of robust epidemiological data on Lyme disease in the UK population. A large clinicoepidemiological study to collect data on incidence, presenting clinical features, management and outcome of Lyme disease in community and hospital settings in the UK would generate population-based
statistics. These statistics would enable interventions such as antibiotic treatment and service improvements to be assessed properly and for services to be tailored so they best serve people with Lyme disease; this was felt to be of high priority. There is no current requirement to notify cases of Lyme disease; therefore, current data are likely to underestimate the number of cases.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Lyme disease
Date issued
April 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/04/2018