By Kathleen Spreen, DO. Published 2013
Compendium of Tick-Borne Disease: A Thousand Pearls, written by Kathleen Spreen, DO is now available for sale. It is 856 pages of practical advice and reasonable options. Topics include Challenge of TBIs, Ticks, Immunology, History of TBDs, Concept of Co-Infection, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis/ Anaplasmosis, Bartonellosis, Mycoplasma fermentans, Borreliosis, Controversies around Lyme, Other Recognized TBIs, Overall Patient Evaluation, History of Present TBD, Patient History, Review of Systems, Physical Examination, Ordering Appropriate Tests, Scientific Basis & Interpretation and much more.
LDA provided an educational grant to help with publication of this vital book which provides a comprehensive and up-to-date look at many aspects of tick-borne diseases. The “… book is technically accurate, readable, practical, helpful, and in more than a few instances, funny. I would be surprised if all readers, no matter what their relationship to tick-borne disease, could not get something immediately useful from this text,” says Doug Fearn, President, LDASEPA. Go to Amazon.com to order or tickpearls.com if looking for bulk discounts. A portion of the profits will go toward Lyme advocacy.
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From Amazon.com: This Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of tick-borne diseases (Lyme, Babesiosis, Bartonella, etc…) including, descriptions, diagnostic approaches, treatment options, and an array of management plans. The text was designed to educate health care providers, patients, and caretakers about the risks posed by tick-borne illnesses. Previously, the contradictory, confusing, and inflammatory rhetoric available made proper diagnosis and treatment of these cases difficult, if not impossible. Because Dr. Spreen compiled, interpreted, and consolidated expert opinion, medical literature, and hands-on experience into one volume, the reader finally has an accessible resource that will aid in collaborative, practical, and compassionate decision-making. Dr. Spreen focuses on creative strategies that allow the best chance for successful outcomes. She dispels harmful myths and provides a solid scientific foundation for the practical guidance incorporated into this text. You are no longer alone in your attempt to combat these complex and confusing conditions. This book will help you to never lose hope and to NEVER GIVE UP.