ClinicalTrials.gov is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Clinical trials are scientific studies conducted to find new treatments and drugs for diseases, as well as ways to prevent, detect, or diagnose diseases. They can show which approaches are most effective and safe for certain illnesses or groups of people. The research in these clinical trials need human participants, as the information cannot be learned from the laboratory or in animals.
When searching ClinicalTrials.gov website for “Lyme” in the “Condition or disease” search box,
you can find currently recruiting and completed clinical trials, and can narrow the results to your geographical area.
You will see clinical trials such as those conducted by The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center listed, as well as others.
There are eligibility requirements for clinical trials.
ClinicalTrials.gov does not contain information about all the clinical studies conducted in the United States because not all studies are required by law to be registered (for example, observational studies and trials that do not study a drug, biologic, or device).
Disclaimer: The Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA) provides this information as a public service. LDA does not necessarily endorse any of the studies or recommend participation in any studies. Participants need to review the information on the studies and make their own decisions regarding participation.