publication . Article . 2018

A Novel Scoring System Approach to Assess Patients with Lyme Disease (Nutech Functional Score).

Shroff, Geeta; Hopf-Seidel, Petra;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases (issn: 0974-777X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Introduction: A bacterial infection by Borrelia burgdorferi referred to as Lyme disease (LD) or borreliosis is transmitted mostly by a bite of the tick Ixodes scapularis in the USA and Ixodes ricinus in Europe. Various tests are used for the diagnosis of LD, but their results are often unreliable. We compiled a list of clinically visible and patient-reported symptoms that are associated with LD. Based on this list, we developed a novel scoring system. Methodology: Nutech functional Score (NFS), which is a 43 point positional (every symptom is subgraded and each alternative gets some points according to its position) and directional (moves in direction bad to goo...
free text keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi-antibodies, human embryonic stem cells, Lyme disease, Nutech functional score, Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216, Original Article, Infectious Diseases
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