A new direct test for Lyme disease was announced by Galaxy Diagnostics Inc., the Nanotrap® Urine Test for Lyme Borreliosis. This is a urine-based Lyme antigen test, that Galaxy states “provides the most sensitive direct detection of Borrelia burgdorferi infection at all stages of the disease.” The test is easily administered through collection of urine; and identifies positive cases […]
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About LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) – The Lyme Disease Association started LA4K fund in 2003 and has distributed monies for children all over the U.S.since 2004, Developed with the help of author Amy Tan, the fund is for children who do not have insurance coverage or receive reimbursement for Lyme disease treatment/diagnosis and whose families […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is providing you with this updated November 2, 2020, COVID-19 protocol developed by the Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, EVMS. The EVMS Medical continually updates this guideline as new information emerges, primarily to provide new information to physicians. This information is provided by LDA for informational purposes […]
Richard Horwitz, MD, et al., have published a new case study and retrospective chart review of 40 patients on double dose dapsone combination therapy (DDD CT) in the journal Antibiotics.
The study found that of the 40 patients analyzed, an 8-week course of dapsone combined with doxycycline and rifampin effectively improved symptoms in 98% of patients, as well as led to long-term remission in 45% of the total patients studied, even though most of the individuals were ill for a decade or longer.
A study published in the journal Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease addresses the observed negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timely diagnosis of tick-borne infections (TBD) in three adult patients.
New in vitro study on dapsone (diaminodiphenyl sulfone), and dapsone combination therapy (DDS CT) was just published by Dr. Richard Horowitz et al. and provides hope of effective treatment for patients with persistent Lyme disease. The study is suggestive that dapsone combination therapy may well characterize both a novel and successful option to treat Borrelia […]
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is providing the following list as a courtesy to those seeking resources that may be helpful in treating and covering the cost of treating Lyme disease. The LDA neither warrants nor endorses the Prescription & Medical Bill Assistance resources contained on this list nor the quality of service you will […]
The Lyme Disease Association has prepared video and audio public service announcements which we are presenting here for you to view, listen to and use for any educational purposes. A 30 Second Radio PSA on Lyme Disease .wav format Mary McDonnell Public Service Announcement Star of the Peabody Award Winning TV show BattleStar Galactica worka […]
There are places where the public can have ticks tested to see if they contain the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, or to see if they contain other disease organisms which can infect humans or other animals. There are generally charges for these services. LDA does not make recommendations about whether people should have ticks tested, reliability […]
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