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Étude qualitative des difficultés exprimées par les médecins généralistes du Pays Basque à propos de la maladie de Lyme

Abstract : Introduction: Lyme disease is a complex, widely publicized condition, subject of many questions still in 2019. General practitioners (GPs) are the first resort in the management of the disease and we have questioned the difficulties they may encounter in their practices in the office. Materials and methods: this is a qualitative study by semi-directed individual interviews on 14 GPs based in the French Basque Country. All the verbatims were coded and then thematically analyzed. Results: GPs report difficulties ranging from diagnosis to therapeutic management of the disease, especially with regard to the disseminated phase or SPPT, but also from the simple bite of tick. The current lack of knowledge of Lyme disease by general practitioners and the many uncertainties surroundinges itlead to the emphasis on the precautionary principle or to abandon its management. These doubts are exacerbated by the media coverage around ML,the risk of over-information that can impact the doctor-patient relationship. Conclusion: the development of expert centres capable of receiving and caring for these patients suspected of lyme disease is essential to overcome these difficulties and help to advance scientific knowledge, particularly regarding the disseminated phase.
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Florian Bourdeau. Étude qualitative des difficultés exprimées par les médecins généralistes du Pays Basque à propos de la maladie de Lyme. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02866726⟩

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