Would Parents Consent to a Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Oral Doxycycline Versus Intravenous Ceftriaxone for the Treatment of Children with Lyme Meningitis?
Children with Lyme meningitis are often treated with intravenous ceftriaxone, although oral doxycycline may be effective. Parents were surveyed after observing a video describing a hypothetical Lyme meningitis treatment trial. Eighty-four of 102 (82%) would consent to their child participating. Parents would accept 2 additional days of symptoms (noninferiority margin) with doxycycline even if ceftriaxone hastened symptom resolution.