Hosted by Wyss Core Faculty David R. Walt, PhD, Diagnostics Grand Rounds brings clinicians with unmet needs to the Wyss Institute. The goal of these sessions is to inform technology developers about important clinical problems that can help them direct their technology development efforts. Presenters are asked to identify diagnostic needs that will have an impact on the quality of care they deliver.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, which can cause an illness of the skin, nervous system, heart, and/or joints. The illness can be successfully treated with antibiotics, but there is an ongoing need for better diagnostics to guide the clinician on earlier diagnosis and each patient’s complete recovery.