1) What is the cause of this patient's problems (give me the etiologic agent)?
2) How did she acquire this infection?
3) How is this infection treated (name the antimicrobial agent if any you would use)?
4) If not treated name one of the sequelae that could develop.
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Neal R. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
The transmittor of this rash.
Answers 1= Borrelia burgdorferi; 2= bite from a tick infected with this organism; 3= an antibiotic (any one of the following have been used; penicillin, amoxicillin, doxycycline, erythromycin, cefuroxime axetil); 4= arthritic joints; neurological sequelae
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