Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center’s recently released Winter 2021 Newsletter addresses the confusing new IDSA guidelines, calls attention to the similarities between common COVID-19 long hauler symptoms and persistent Lyme disease, as well as provides insights to significant advances made by their Lyme disease clinical research program, despite challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On January 14, 2021, The National Institute of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel issued a change in position and are no longer recommending “against” the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. This “permission” was issued 8 days after Drs. Paul Marik and Pierre Kory, founding members of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical […]
According to “TrialSite News” on January 21, “Apparently, a judge just ordered the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to allow an 80-year old woman to be treated with Ivermectin. A New York Supreme Court judge ordered hospital to allow her to be treated with Ivermectin for COVID-19. Ivermectin, which had been administered in the ICU with […]
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Success in 2020: Help LDA Work for You in the New Year! The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has been working for Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) for 30 years, with individuals who are patients and family members of patients driving the programs. ~97% of our funds generally go directly to programs. Guidestar.org designates LDA as a charity at its highest level committed to transparency, Platinum. For 15 years, LDA has been designated as a national charity included in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) lists for federal employees workplace giving.
Peter A. McCullough, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Chief of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, et al. published an article in the American Journal of Medicine, August 2020: “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection.” The authors have proposed an algorithm based on age and comorbidities that allows for a large proportion to be monitored and treated at home during self-isolation with the aim of reducing the risks of hospitalization and death.
The Lyme Disease Association thanks Congressman Chris Smith and Dr. Richard Horowitz for their valiant efforts to help a chronic Lyme disease patient hospitalized with COVID-19. The following Blog, posted on his Facebook, is reprinted with permission from Dr. Richard Horowitz. The LDA applauds these two courageous individuals trying to buck the system to save a life.
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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced on November 30, 2020, new guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. Among the treatment recommendations, the guidelines recommend oral antibiotic therapy for most patients with Lyme disease.
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 […]
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Pat Smith in WG meeting on geographic boundaries preventing Lyme diagnosis: “I lived in the world of patients for 36 years, and I can tell you that they are not getting treated in those states because the government and other entities are telling them there is no disease. They are consistently not being diagnosed and treated, and you think this because there is a positive test they will get treated? No way. That doesn’t happen …
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.