Other specified disseminated Lyme borreliosis is an infection caused by Borrelia bacteria, most commonly Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.
Diagnosis of Other specified disseminated Lyme borreliosis is based on clinical presentation, presence of specific signs and symptoms, as well as laboratory tests such as ELISA, Western blot, and PCR.
Differential diagnosis includes other tick-borne diseases such as babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis, as well as other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Treatment for Other specified disseminated Lyme borreliosis typically involves a combination of antibiotics and supportive care. In some cases, additional treatments such as antimalarials and immunosuppressants may be necessary.
The prognosis for Other specified disseminated Lyme borreliosis is good with prompt and appropriate treatment. Most patients experience complete resolution of symptoms within several weeks to months. In some cases, however, symptoms may persist for several months or even years.