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 […]
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All: Share with your social media! The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is asking all Lyme patients and their families and friends to send a response to the Washington Post. Tell them in your own words how outraged you are that your treatment options are being cut off, that the Post did nothing to check with […]
The time has come when the public is entitled to know who in government or elsewhere is controlling the treatment of Lyme disease. 43 years into the disease, patients who can range from just infected to seriously debilitated with long-standing disease, are all thrown the same tired old bone, 3 weeks of doxycycline.
Published on May 24, 2017 by ConagionLive (5th of 9 segments) Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association, Inc, shares thoughts on the difficulties many patients face in accessing treatment for Lyme disease. Link to the Contagion® website Full list of interview segments
*Logo used by permissionLDA President Pat Smith is featured on Contagion®Live, Infectious Diseases Today in an article entitled “Is the Medical Community Behind the Times When It Comes to Treating Lyme?” Read it here: www.contagionlive.com/news/is-the-medical-community-behind-the-times-when-it-comes-to-treating-lyme LDA President Pat Smith is featured on Contagion®Live, Infectious Diseases Today in an article entitled “Is the Medical Community Behind […]
Published on May 18, 2017 by ContagionLive (2nd of 9 segments) Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme disease Association, discusses the difficulty of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease. Link to the Contagion® website Full list of interview segments
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is a national non-profit dedicated to funding research, education, prevention and patient support. We are not physicians or researchers, although we do have both on the LDA’s Scientific & Professional Advisory Board to answer our questions when necessary. Although we do not answer specific questions about Lyme disease treatment, our programs often provide information on that topic, and we provide funding for patients and researchers related to that topic.
A number of animal studies have shown that the Lyme spirochete has survived antibiotic Lyme treatment. A brief review of these studies can be found in the House Foreign Relations Committee testimony of Stephen Barthold, DVM, PhD, University of California, Davis. See link: http://archives-republicans-foreignaffairs.house.gov/112/HHRG-112-FA16-WState-BartholdS-20120717.pdf Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4), was the Chair of the hearing, in […]
Clinical practice treatment guidelines are often used as reference by physicians for Lyme disease treatment and treatment of other tick-borne diseases. The LDA provides some links here for informational purposes only, as LDA does not make specific treatment recommendations. The only Lyme disease treatment guidelines that that were posted on the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), […]
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 […]