Summary of NICE guidance for Lyme disease

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated their guidance to correct the information in Table 2 (October 2018) therefore this edition of NICE Bites has been removed. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 110, September 2018 includes one topic: Lyme disease (NICE NG95). Sections covered include: background, raising awareness of Lyme disease, diagnosis, laboratory investigations, treatment and management, emergency referral, information and advice, specialist advice, ongoing symptoms and antibiotic treatment.