Ixodes scapularis ticks transmit the pathogens of Lyme disease, resulting in a multisystem illness in a variety of animals and humans. The image shows the bottom side of a live Ixodes tick as seen under a confocal immunofluorescence microscope. [Utpal Pal/University of Maryland] The following excerpts are from University of Maryland, Dept. of Veterinary […]
Peer Reviewed Articles
This section contains articles published in peer reviewed literature on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and on COVID 19. Articles are written by experts, and then several other experts in that field will review the article and send back comments/concerns to authors. Articles are sometimes changed/clarified to address the issues that are raised in order to be published. Not all info in peer-reviewed journals is reviewed such as editorials, letters, book reviews.
The LDA is providing the articles in this section for your information. The articles included express the findings and opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the the LDA.
Responses are beginning to come in from organizations and doctors regarding CDC’s limiting of Lyme disease treatments for patients. We will update this list as we continue to receive and review them. As you review each link, if there is an opportunity to respond, please do so. 1) LDA Responds to CDC Limiting Lyme Disease […]
Robert Bransfield, MDA new study published in Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment by Robert Bransfield, MD examines the issues surrounding Lyme disease and other associated diseases. The article mentions that a number of other infectious diseases have been associated with suicides and that providers who work with Lyme patients have noted that suicide is a cause […]
The new findings in this just published article were presented at the LDA/Columbia conference on Oct. 16, 2016 by Dr. Ying Zhang, Johns Hopkins. Ying Zhang, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health The research demonstrates the results of specific drug treatment for B. burgdorferi persisters, including single drug pulse dosing, combination drug […]
With the deadline looming for FDA to make a decision on its testing guidance, which would bring Laboratory Developed Tests from specialty labs including those for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases under the auspices of FDA, a new peer reviewed study “Improved Sensitivity of Lyme disease Western Blots Prepared with a Mixture of Borrelia Burgdorferi […]
In a study that appeared in the journal PLOS ONE in December 2014, University of Florida researchers reported the discovery that Amblyomma americanum ticks (lone stars) harbor a virus never before found in humans or animals in the US. 10% of ticks collected by the researchers were shown to have evidence of the Tacaribe virus […]
The new study by Middelveen, Mayne, Stricker, Sapi, et al, certainly further scientifically advances the idea that it is possible Lyme disease could be sexually transmitted. The LDA looks forward to more studies from this group to provide more data to definitively answer this question. If Lyme is found to be an STD, that will elevate its […]
The CDC published the article (on Lyme carditis) to raise awareness among medical examiners, coroners, and pathologists of Lyme carditis as a cause of sudden cardiac death. The following is an excerpt from CDC on what people should do if a loved one dies of suspected Lyme carditis, and they want to seek further confirmation […]
It is not surprising that there has been considerable interest in an Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access article published online on February 11, 2014, “Xenodiagnosis to Detect Borrelia burgdorferi Infection: A First-in-Human Study.” The lead author of the study is Adrianna Marques, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. LDA has a particular interest […]
The LDA is pleased to announce the publication of new research which helps to determine the types of ticks, percent of each type found, and what percent of deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi in areas of the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont. Ticks were collected from five sites never before tested and there was […]