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Am Fam Physician. 2002;65(7):1281

An article in “Practice Guidelines” entitled “AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease” (June 1, 2000, page 3263) incorrectly referred to Lyme disease as an insect-borne illness. Ticks are arachnids rather than insects. The first sentence of the second paragraph of this item should read as follows: “Lyme disease, a disease transmitted by ticks carrying the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States.”

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