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Lyme disease: an evidence-based approach.

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This second edition provides up-to-date evidence-based research and covers the significant advances in our understanding of the disorders referred to as Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis. Consisting of 17 chapters, this book explores the causative organism, its requisite ecosystem, disease epidemiology, host-Borrelia interactions, diagnostic testing, clinical manifestations, therapeutic options, th...

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Chapter 17 (Page no: 262)

Lyme disease: the great controversy.

This chapter traces the origin of the clinical condition termed 'chronic Lyme disease' (CLD) and explores the various medical, political, and legal issues it has brought. It also provides a detailed examination of some of the key myths that together reinforced the recognition of CLD as a diagnosis. These myths include: seronegative Lyme disease; Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis based entirely on symptomatology; the symptom described as 'brain fog'; the assertion that Lyme disease is a potentially lethal infection; prolonged or extended antibiotic therapy is better; and continuing non-specific symptoms being caused by bacterial persistence in the body.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease. Author(s): Smith, R. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) Biology of the Lyme disease agents: a selective survey of clinical and epidemiologic relevance. Author(s): Barbour, A. G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 45) Borreliella: interactions with the host immune system. Author(s): Sperber, K. Dattwyler, R. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease. Author(s): Auwaerter, P. G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 76) Global epidemiology of Borreliella burgdorferi infections. Author(s): Mead, P. S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Antibiotic therapy for infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. Author(s): Wormser, G. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 105) Lyme borreliosis: the European perspective. Author(s): Strle, F. Stanek, G. Strle, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 124) Lyme neuroborreliosis: a European perspective. Author(s): Dersch, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 139) Medically unexplained symptoms and Lyme neuroborreliosis - not the same: a study in an endemic area of Norway. Author(s): Roaldsnes, E. Eikeland, R. Berild, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 142) Erythema migrans. Author(s): Nadelman, R. B. Hu, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 168) Lyme carditis. Author(s): Salik, J. R. Dudzinski, D. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 180) The musculoskeletal manifestations of Lyme disease (infection with Borrelia burgdorferi). Author(s): Sigal, L. H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 202) Nervous system involvement. Author(s): Halperin, J. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 216) Lyme disease in children. Author(s): Shapiro, E. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 227) The psychology of 'post-Lyme disease syndrome' and 'not Lyme'. Author(s): Hassett, A. L. Sigal, L. H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 247) Chronic Lyme disease. Author(s): Marques, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Neurosciences, Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392077
  • Record Number
  • 20183240059