Discussion in 'News and Research' started by hangininthere, Jun 6, 2016.
The man in the article was very fortunate that Lyme disease was even considered as a possible diagnosis.
Many doctors would not have recognized this.
He was very lucky that his Lyme screen and western blot came back positive, since those tests are very insensitive and unreliable, leaving many people undiagnosed and untreated.
Lyme meningoencephalitis is actually not that rare.
Also, the percentage of people with Lyme disease who do not develop a bullseye rash is more like 50%, not 20%.
I'm very thankful that this man was finally diagnosed and has recovered with IV antibiotics. Some people are not so fortunate.
Thanks for posting this, hangininthere.
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