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The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/14/2024 to 02/12/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session, When a Blacklegged Tick Bite is More than a Bite, is approved for 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credits.

Reports of known blacklegged tick bites appear to be a source of confusion for some clinicians. Only 20% or so of all patients with Lyme disease were aware of the bite that caused their infection. When a tick bite history is present, it is crucial to consider the bite in the broader clinical context. This activity is will help physicians distinguish between symptomatic and asymptomatic blacklegged tick bites.

After completing this module, learners should be able to:

  • Distinguish between asymptomatic and symptomatic  blacklegged tick bites
  • Describe general management principles for each