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A 16-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease shared their experiences after contracting COVID-19 Inside Lyme Podcast with Dr. Daniel Cameron

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These two cases highlight the findings from a COVID-19 & Lyme Survey

Question: What is the clinical presentation of someone with a history of Lyme disease who have contracted a COVID-19 infection?
Findings: This cross-sectional Survey reveals a high symptom burden in 1168 individuals with a history of Lyme Disease. The symptom burden was the highest for the 288 individuals with a history of Lyme disease and a COVID-19 infection. Nearly one in five individuals with a history of COVID-19 and Lyme disease developed long COVID. Twenty were hospitalized.
Meaning: Individuals with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19 have a high symptom burden and are at increased risk of hospitalization and long COVID.

These two cases highlight the findings from a COVID-19 & Lyme Survey

Question: What is the clinical presentation of someone with a history of Lyme disease who have contracted a COVID-19 infection?
Findings: This cross-sectional Survey reveals a high symptom burden in 1168 individuals with a history of Lyme Disease. The symptom burden was the highest for the 288 individuals with a history of Lyme disease and a COVID-19 infection. Nearly one in five individuals with a history of COVID-19 and Lyme disease developed long COVID. Twenty were hospitalized.
Meaning: Individuals with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19 have a high symptom burden and are at increased risk of hospitalization and long COVID.

14 min