The Lowdown on Lyme Disease

The Lowdown on Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Ixodes spp. ticks. In high-risk areas, it is estimated that as many as 40% of ticks can be infected. The incidence of Lyme disease is...
A 67-Year-Old Woman With an Unusual Rash

A 67-Year-Old Woman With an Unusual Rash

A 67-year-old woman comes to see you at the local walk-in centre with a rash on her left forearm. She has a past medical history of hypertension, which is usually well controlled on amlodipine 5 mg od. She feels well in herself today, but her arm feels a little sore....

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