ARTICLE: “Ancient Engine”

IDSA Guidelines authors and IDSA bureaucrats equally defend their entrenched position huddling behind the battlements of “science”. They claim there is no science supporting the thesis of Chronic Lyme and banish discussion and dissenting opinion as neurotic hearsay. While there’s plenty of emotional venting — more than enough to go around — let it not obscure the lie. There is a lot of science. More every year. Here’s a good example.

“The best, short, in-depth analysis of the problems with current Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment (and what the research really shows about the organism) that comes from a clear, concise scientific perspective can be found in the article …”

– Stephen Buhner
Healing Lyme

‘Lyme disease’: ancient engine of an unrecognized borreliosis pandemic? (PDF)

by W. T. Harvey, P. Salvato


Medical Hypotheses, 2003


Unexpectedly we have found large numbers of chronically ill Borrelia burgdorferi PCR- and seropositive patients in Houston, Texas, a zoonotically ‘non-endemic’ area. In order to understand this finding prior to sufficient data availability, we chose to examine critically currently accepted but troublesome ‘Lyme disease’ concepts. Our method was to analyze each foundation ‘Lyme disease’ premise within the context of available medical and veterinary literature, then to reconstruct the disease model consistent with the preponderance of that data. We find the present conceptualization of the illness seriously truncated, with a high likelihood of two distinct but connected forms of human B. burgdorferi infection. The yet-unrecognized form appears to have a broader clinical presentation, wider geographic distribution, and vastly greater prevalence. We conclude that ‘Lyme disease’ currently acknowledges only its zoonosis arm and is a limited conceptualization of a far more pervasive and unrecognized infection state that must be considered a global epidemic.

ª 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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