The Lyme Disease Community lost a devoted advocate and a compassionate person with the passing of Jean F. Galbreath on 3.14.22 at age 93. She was a powerhouse who worked together with her late husband William to not only help patients find appropriate health care and educate the public, but also to help educate the […]
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In this case report, authors describe a human fatality associated with an acute tick-borne infection, human granulocytic anaplasmosis caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum. This case occurred in a resident of Vermont. The person presented with multiple comorbidities. Authors recommend that clinicians be aware of the risk factors for severe presentations of this infection and […]
This page contains articles the LDA wrote/compiled at the time on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, 2012 Lyme Disease Hearing. Very significant testimony was presented at this hearing including problems facing patients and problems of the NIH grant review process on persistence following treatment for Lyme […]
From LDA President Pat Smith’s Blog: The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, & Human Rights held a hearing 2pm, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in 2172 Rayburn HOB in Washington, DC, Global Challenges in Diagnosing and Managing Lyme Disease – Closing Knowledge Gaps. US Rep. Christopher H. Smith (NJ) chaired the hearing. The hearing was webcast and available live via the Committee website.
In a letter to the Editor of the American Journal of Medicine, Elizabeth Maloney, MD responds to the new guidelines for erythema migrans (EM) rash. She writes: “If the primary treatment goal for managing patients with erythema migrans (EM) rashes is to restore patients to their pre-Lyme health status, then the guidelines endorsed by Auwaerter […]
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This article summarizes a review of literature regarding reported cases of prosthetic joint infections (PJI) caused by Lyme in knee replacements. The goal of the review was to initiate the development of a treatment strategy for these infections.
In this article published in FEMS Microbiology Reviews, researchers provide an overview of the current and future perspectives for diagnosis of several species of difficult to detect Gram-negative bacteria. Investigators discuss the zoonotic and vector-transmitted bacteria, Anaplasma spp., Bartonella spp., Coxiella burnetii, Orientia spp., and Rickettsia spp. These bacteria are strongly adapted to the infected host which impedes growth […]
This article summarizes a review of the literature regarding reported cases of prosthetic joint infections (PJI) caused by Lyme in knee replacements. The goal of the review was to initiate the development of a treatment strategy for these infections. Investigators found only five cases of Lyme PJI in the literature after searching Scopus and PubMed […]
Parasitology Research has published research findings on the effectiveness of the Seresto® (imidacloprid 10% + flumethrin 4.5%) dog collar in preventing transmission of both Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Effectiveness of the prevention collar was tested on dogs in two studies using naturally infected ticks. Each study consisted of a non-treated control group as well as a […]
Frontiers In Public Health has just published a mini review article authored by Sam T. Donta, MD, “What We Know and Don’t Know About Lyme Disease.” In this article Donta discusses the challenges faced in regard to Lyme disease over the past 40 years. He presents approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of persisting Lyme […]