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08 February 2024: Database Analysis

High Prevalence of Antibodies in Jaworzno, Poland: A Retrospective Study Revealing Endemic Lyme Borreliosis

Barbara Koleżyńska 12ABCDEF* , Krzysztof Solarz 3DE , Weronika Wieczorek 4E , Dorota Sagan 5F , Dariusz Boroń 67E , Rafał Staszkiewicz 89E , Dawid Sobański 10E , Tomasz Sirek 11F , Anna Janik 6F , Piotr Łojko 7F , Beniamin Oskar Grabarek 6CDEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943203

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e943203

Table 1 Questions on questionnaire asked of survey participants.

1Have you experienced a tick bite? If yes, how long ago did it occur?
2Tick contact:□ yes □ no □ cannot recall□ single bite□ multiple bitesdate of last bite(s): (dd/mm/yyyy) ______/______/______
3Location where the tick bite(s) occurred:Country:Province:County:Municipality:
4Site of exposure:□ forest □ park □ plot □ meadow □ other □ location unknown
5How long was the exposure time, from the time of the bite(s) to the removal of the tick(s)?□ up to 2 hours□ 2 to 24 hours□ over 24 hours
6Did any of the following symptoms occur at the site of the bite(s):□ redness that disappeared after tick removal□_erythema (diffuse redness) at the site or on another body surface
7Did you visit a doctor immediately after the tick bite(s)?□ yes□ no
8How was the tick removed?□ Self-removal□ Primary Care Physician□ Surgical Outpatient Clinic□ Hospital Emergency Room/SOR□ Other (please specify):
9Have you contracted Lyme disease before?□ yes (): ............ □ no □ unknownIf yes, when was it diagnosed:□ early□ late
10Were you given antibiotics after the tick bite(s)? If yes, for how many days?□ yesNumber of days: ...........□ no
11Have you experienced flu-like symptoms since the tick bite(s)?□ yes □ no
12Since the bite(s), have you experienced one or more of the following symptoms that were not present before?□ yes (If yes, please mark the appropriate symptom(s) below)□ no
Cutaneous symptoms:□ erythema migrans□ lymphocytoma (nodular lesions)□ atrophic dermatitis□ other (please describe):
Neurological symptoms:□ VIII vestibular nerve palsy□ VII facial nerve palsy□ late symptoms:□ Encephalopathy (headaches, lethargy, memory disorders, movement disorders)□ spastic hemiparesis□ optic nerve palsy I□ motor weakness□ V trigeminal nerve palsy□ neuropsychiatric disorders□ peripheral nerve neuropathy:□ acute root painother (please describe):□ shoulder plexitis□ polyneuritis□ other (please describe):
Joint symptoms (please indicate location and bilateral/unilateral joint involvement):□ pain□ swelling□ arthritis
Cardiovascular disorders:□ atrioventricular block□ myocarditis□ pericarditis□ other (please describe):
13Have you consulted your family doctor or a specialist about the ELISA result you obtained?□ yes□ no
14Has the doctor recommended any additional tests? If yes, please indicate the test ordered.□ yesTest ordered:
15Has treatment been implemented? If so, what kind?□ yesTreatment:□ no

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