RESEARCH: "Proof That Chronic Lyme Disease Exists"

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  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    "Proof That Chronic Lyme Disease Exists,"
    Daniel J. Cameron,
    Department of Medicine,
    Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, USA
    Received 11 December 2009; Accepted 26 March 2010

    Academic Editor: Guey Chuen Perng

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases,
    vol. 2010, Article ID 876450, 4 pages, 2010.

    Research Article


    The evidence continues to mount that Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) exists and must be addressed by the medical community if solutions are to be found. Four National Institutes of Health (NIH) trials validated the existence and severity of CLD.

    Despite the evidence, there are physicians who continue to deny the existence and severity of CLD, which can hinder efforts to find a solution. Recognizing CLD could facilitate efforts to avoid diagnostic delays of two years and durations of illness of 4.7 to 9 years described in the NIH trials.

    The risk to society of emerging antibiotic-resistant organisms should be weighed against the societal risks associated with failing to treat an emerging population saddled with CLD. The mixed long-term outcome in children could also be examined.

    Once we accept the evidence that CLD exists, the medical community should be able to find solutions. Medical professionals should be encouraged to examine whether:
    (1) innovative treatments for early LD might prevent CLD,
    (2) early diagnosis of CLD might result in better treatment outcomes, and
    (3) more effective treatment regimens can be developed for CLD patients who have had prolonged illness and an associated poor quality of life.

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    Copyright © 2010 Daniel J. Cameron.
    This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

  2. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    I cant view the full article bc i dont have the memory to download anything but what i read so looks interesting. Seems like a lot of the medical community and govt have their heads in the sand. Shame. Thanks for posting this!
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Do you ever get to the library? You could download it there to read, and then print it out if you thought it worthwhile. Same with all the other stuff. TG for the libraries, and, somewhat reluctantly, bless Gates for setting up the family centers - nice comfy chairs & desks at least!