John Aucott who is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center discusses his presentation surrounding Lyme disease arthritis.
Yeah, yeah. I'm Jonathan Scott. I'm an associate professor of medicine at johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the director of the johNS Hopkins Lyme disease Clinical Research Center. Our presentation at a cr this year old beyond the diagnosis of Lyme disease arthritis. This is a manifestation of Lyme disease in the joints, typically the knee, and we discuss how to make the early and appropriate diagnosis, discussing some of the new ways to actually image the joints using musculoskeletal ultrasound, which is new, promising technique for both diagnosing and following treatment responses in the treatment of lyme arthritis. This new information reinforces the growing importance of Lyme disease as this disease becomes more prevalent throughout the United States and it highlights the need to recognize the arthritic manifestations, especially the presence of a soul and knee, which should raise the suspicion of Lyme disease in patients living in lyme endemic areas of the United States. For physicians that also discusses how to appropriately manage patients with lyme arthritis using a combination of infectious disease approaches with antibiotics as well as remote logic approaches with immunosuppressants for patients that have autoimmune manifestations after the completion of their antibiotic therapy. Yeah,