Sam Donta, MD: Discussion of Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Recommendations (Day 2)
Co-Chairs: Sam Donta, MD; Prof. of Medicine (Ret) and Leith Jason States, MD, MPH; HHS
This section includes determining the mechanisms underlying the persistence of B burgdoferi in the host; determining the role of persistence of B. Burgdorferi or its components in the pathogenesis of Lyme arthritis and persistent Lyme disease; and determining the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and effective treatment of Lyme carditis.
Sam Donta, MD: Discussion of Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Recommendations (Day 2)
Co-Chairs: Sam Donta, MD; Prof. of Medicine (Ret) and Captain Scott Cooper; CMS
This section includes conducting additional targeted controlled clinical treatment trials in patients with early and persistent Lyme disease, using different antibiotic regimens and longer durations of treatment than those used in previously conducted trials; educating clinicians as to the limitations of currently available tests in the diagnosis and in the monitoring of treatment of patients with persistent Lyme disease; further evaluating potential maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme disease and of congenital Lyme disease. (Passed); and further evaluating purported human-to-human sexual transmission of Lyme disease.
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