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Volume 25, Number 4—April 2019

Co-infections in Persons with Early Lyme Disease, New York, USA

Gary P. WormserComments to Author , Donna McKenna, Carol Scavarda, Denise Cooper, Marc Y. El Khoury, John Nowakowski, Praveen Sudhindra, Alexander Ladenheim, Guiqing Wang, Carol L. Karmen, Valerie Demarest, Alan P. Dupuis, and Susan J. Wong
Author affiliations: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA (G.P. Wormser, D. McKenna, C. Scavarda, D. Cooper, M.Y. El Khoury, J. Nowakowski, P. Sudhindra, A. Ladenheim, G. Wang, C.L. Karmen); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (V. Demarest, A.P. Dupuis II, S.J. Wong)

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Table 1

Demographics and sites of potential tick exposure for 52 participants in study of co-infections in persons with Lyme disease, New York, USA, June 2, 2011, through July 30, 2015*

Variable No. (%)
M 34 (65.4)
18 (34.6)
Multiple erythema migrans skin lesions
21 (40.4)
Tick exposure
Potential exposure in at least LHV 48 (92.3)
Potential tick exposure in LHV alone 32 (61.5)
No tick exposure in LHV† 4 (7.7)

*Mean age 50.2 ± 15.7 y, range 20–86 y. LHV, Lower Hudson Valley of New York state, USA (includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties).
†Two participants were exposed to ticks in Long Island, New York, and 2 in Connecticut.

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