Multidisciplinary management of patients presenting with Lyme disease suspicion.


Service de maladies infectieuses et tropicales, CHRU de Nancy, rue du Morvan, 54500 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France. Electronic address: [Email]


OBJECTIVE : The teaching hospital of Nancy, France, implemented a specific multidisciplinary care pathway (French acronym AMDPL) to improve the management of patients presenting with Lyme borreliosis (LB) suspicion. We aimed to assess the first year of activity of this care pathway.
METHODS : We included all patients managed in the AMDPL pathway from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017. The first step was a dedicated Lyme disease consultation with an infectious disease specialist. Following this consultation, the LB diagnosis was either confirmed and adequate treatment was prescribed, or a differential diagnosis was established and patients received adequate management, or further investigations were required and patients were offered multidisciplinary management as part of a day hospitalization.
RESULTS : A total of 468 patients were included. LB diagnosis was confirmed in 15% of patients (69/468), 49% of patients received a differential diagnosis, and 26% (122/468) of patients had the LB diagnosis ruled out without receiving any other diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS : This is to our knowledge the first multidisciplinary center implemented in France for the management of patients presenting with LB suspicion related to polymorphous signs and symptoms. Several diagnoses could be confirmed or corrected, although some symptoms and complaints could not be explained. This cohort could improve our knowledge of LB and its differential diagnoses.


Borreliosis,Borréliose,Lyme disease,Maladie de Lyme,