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Table 2 Characteristics and presenting features of previously misdiagnosed patients (n = 27)

From: Diagnostic challenges of early Lyme disease: Lessons from a community case series

  EM (+)
n = 88
EM (-),
Sero (+),
Objective findings
n = 6
EM (-),
Sero (+),
Viral-like illness
n = 7
Total
n = 101
Patients with prior misdiagnosis (% of all patients in category) 20 (22.7) 5 (83.3) 2 (28.6) 27 (26.7)
Sero (+) for early Lyme disease 14 5 2 21
Exposed to ineffective antibiotic prior to diagnosis 10 1 0 11
Exposed to steroids prior to diagnosis 6 2 0 8