Journal article

Characterising DSCATT: A case series of Australian patients with debilitating symptom complexes attributed to ticks

Jesse Schnall, Georgina Oliver, Sabine Braat, Richard Macdonell, Katherine B Gibney, Richard A Kanaan

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES(S): To characterise the clinical profile, aetiology and treatment responsiveness of 'Australian Lyme', or Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks. METHODS: Single-centre retrospective case analysis of patients referred to the Infectious Diseases Unit at Austin Health - a tertiary health service in Heidelberg, Australia - between 2014 and 2020 for investigation and treatment of suspected Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks. Patients were included if they had debilitating symptoms suggested by either themselves or the referring clinician as being attributed to ticks. RESULTS: Twenty-nine Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks cases were included..

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