Latest chronic Lyme disease Stories

2014-04-01 23:31:46

Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of life than most other chronic illnesses, according to a newly published comprehensive patient survey. Compared to the general population, patients with chronic Lyme disease have high disability and unemployment rates, are five times more likely to visit healthcare providers and twice as likely to be hospitalized, the survey found. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of...

2011-09-09 11:29:35

New commentary in the FASEB Journal suggests that patients and physicians should take a different approach in diagnosing chronic Lyme disease and use only approved diagnostic tools A new commentary published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) argues that patients should be diligent and demand proof of safety and benefit before beginning any treatment regimen for chronic pain, as some treatments have very little scientific evidence that they actually alleviate the...

2010-09-06 09:02:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Lyme disease is no laughing matter. The disease affects the joints, heart, and even the nervous system, and it assumed that when it is deemed "chronic" that these symptoms worsen, but some scientists believe that chronic Lyme disease may not even exist and that doctors treating the disease may be causing more harm than good. Lyme disease is a multi-system infection cause by Borrelia Burgdorferi, a bacterium, and treatment usually consists of 10-28 days of...

2010-09-02 11:40:49

The existence of chronic Lyme disease is an issue of sharp debate within the medical community. Some health care workers who call themselves "Lyme literate" insist that chronic Lyme disease is frequently diagnosed and treated by primary care physicians. Others, however, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, state that there is no convincing biological evidence that chronic Lyme disease exists. Many doctors are concerned with the potential...

2008-02-27 21:00:08

By Abram Katz Patients across Connecticut and the country are demanding extreme treatments for "chronic Lyme disease," but the condition does not exist, according to a group of scientists from Yale, Harvard, the University of Connecticut and other institutions. Many of the men and women and their children are experiencing profoundly disturbing symptoms, but there is no scientific evidence any are afflicted with a chronic infection of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, said lead author...

2007-10-11 06:00:00

Some patients who had persistent memory lapses and other problems years after therapy for Lyme disease improved after antibiotic retreatment in a new study that continues the debate over the existence of "chronic Lyme disease." The latest study, posted online yesterday by the journal Neurology, found that 37 patients treated intravenously with the antimicrobial known as ceftriaxone showed some improvement. The research was led by Dr. Brian Fallon of Columbia University's newly established...

2005-10-31 23:28:31

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Because Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose in the absence of the characteristic "bull's eye rash," the illness can become entrenched and difficult to treat. In such cases, symptoms such as memory loss, irritability and fatigue, may predominate, according to a study presented at the sixth annual Lyme Conference in Philadelphia. "No one was studying chronic Lyme disease, yet a growing number of patients were suffering with chronic...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.