26 June 2017

mmwrhead loResponses 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 recieve and review them.  As you review each link, if there is an opportunity to respond, please do so.

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20 June 2017

bransfieldA new study published in Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment by Robert Bransfield, MD examines the issues surrounding Lyme disease and other associated diseases. The article mentions that a number of other infectious diseases have been associated with suicides and that providers who work with Lyme patients have noted that suicide is a cause of death in some Lyme patients. He estimates over 1200 Lyme and associated diseases suicides in the US per year.

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18 June 2017

2017 iladsThe International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) has put out a letter responding to the CDC MMWR publication on June 16, 2017 discussing among other things, several cases of bacterial infections which CDC indicates result from treatments of people who have received a chronic Lyme diagnosis. ILADS is mainly composed of physicians and other health care providers from around the world who not only treat patients with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, but also train physicians in their offices

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16 June 2017

kidsAll: 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 stakeholders of the disease, patients, treating physicians, etc., and how this will affect your health/life. Stick to the topic of the article for your response please.

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18 June 2017

IV pole loJune 16, 2017 - In an MMWR article highlighting several cases of patients diagnosed with Lyme disease who developed complications including death from the treatment, CDC said it does not recommend prolonged antibiotic or immunoglobulin therapy, which it says, lack data supporting effectiveness for chronic Lyme disease. According to the article entitled “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease — United States”

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