CDC Agrees to Add Disclaimer to Lyme Disease Case Definition

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Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Monday, July 22, 2019

Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs – CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has agreed to add a disclaimer to the surveillance case definition for Lyme disease that it is “not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.”

According to a July 16 letter from Lyle Peterson, MD, Director of the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, this change is being implemented on “all individual case definition pages, including the 2017 Lyme disease case definition page.”

This action was taken following an Information Quality Request for Correction complaint filed by the Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group on…

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