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Ixodes scapularis, the primary vector of Lyme disease in eastern North America. (Image Credit: Public Library of Science, Wiki CC License.)

Post-Lyme Disease Symptoms Revisited

On the Internet, in the halls of academia, and on self-help television shows, the chronic Lyme disease battle rages on. In March 2013 issue, The American Journal of Medicine published Common Misconceptions About Lyme Disease by Halperin et al. This review– as the title suggests– carefully outlines misconceptions about Lyme disease and explains the research and […]

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March 2013: Lyme Disease

The March 2013 issue of The American Journal of Medicine includes a thorough review of acute and chronic Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, in addition to explaining some common misconceptions about Lyme disease. In this video, Editor-in-chief Dr. Joseph S. Alpert discusses some of the high points of the article.

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Psychiatric Comorbidity and Other Psychological Factors in Patients with “Chronic Lyme Disease”

This study found that misdiagnosis of Lyme disease was common, resulting in repeated and unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Psychiatric comorbidity and other psychological factors were associated with functional outcomes. Abstract Background There is no evidence of current or previous Borrelia burgdorferi infection in most patients evaluated at university-based Lyme disease referral centers. Instead, psychological factors likely […]

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