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Nigrovic, Lise

Lise Nigrovic, MD, MPH nigrovic
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine;
Director of Education, Clinical Research Center Senior Associate Physician in Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital, MA

Lise Nigrovic, MD, MPH nigrovic
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine;
Director of Education, Clinical Research Center; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital, MA

“Initial Management of a Child with Potential Lyme Disease”

I am a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Boston Children’s Hospital with a research focus on the evaluation of children with infectious emergencies. My recent research focus is the diagnostic evaluation of children with possible Lyme disease. I founded a five-center pediatric Lyme disease network (Pedi Lyme Net) with prospective patient enrollment with biosample collection. Our network goal is to evaluate novel approaches to the diagnose of Lyme disease in children presenting to the emergency department.


Conference Lecture Summary

Children commonly get Lyme disease. Initial diagnostic decisions must be made before Lyme disease test results are available. I will present three common clinical case scenarios of children with potential Lyme disease. I will then will review the best available evidence to guide clinical decision-making.