Lyme disease affects the patient in many different ways and it depends on which stage of the disease we’re looking at. In this second part of our five part series on Lyme Disease, Dr. Aucutt dives into the signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease.
Each year, roughly 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; it is estimated that this represents a small portion of actual cases of the Disease. Methods of diagnosis and treatment have been, for the most part, inadequate at speaking to the complex needs of these patients.
As the Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Dr. Aucott has experience with the Lyme epidemic of Maryland that occurred back in the mid 90s. His background in infectious diseases led him to conducting research in Lyme Disease as he began to study Lyme patient experiences.