Lyme Disease

Organism Borrelia Burgdorferi (spirochaete) Incubation: 7-14 days Transmission Vector=ticks Animal hosts=deer/rodents Epidemiology Commonest vector borne illness in USA Focally endemic in woodland of north America – infections mostly occur in summer. Pathogenesis Tick bite...

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Lymphoma

Introduction Can be divided into two types; Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s. Lymphoid leukaemias also exist, and the distinction between these and lymphomas can be difficult. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Epidemiology This is rare; incidence is 2.5-4 per...

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