MV TIMES: “Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease”

“Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease” | by Barry Stringfellow | The Martha’s Vineyard Times | July 13, 2016 This past Friday, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown (SRH) traveled to one of the nation’s […]

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Dr Nevena Zubcevik speaks on Lyme at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Grand Rounds Friday, July 8th, 2016 8:30am – 9:30am *** OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *** “Update on Diagnostics, Treatment and Rehabilitation Strategies for Lyme Disease and Co-Infections” Presenter: Dr. Nevena Zubcevik Dr Zubcevik is the clinical co-director of the Dean Center for Lyme and Tick-Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  She is an attending physician […]

NEJM 1990: “Chronic Neurologic Manifestations of Lyme Disease”

New England Journal of Medicine (1990) Eric L. Logigian, M.D., Richard F. Kaplan, Ph.D., and Allen C. Steere, M.D. N Engl J Med 1990; 323:1438-1444November 22, 1990DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199011223232102 Abstract BACKGROUND AND METHODS. Lyme disease, caused by the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is associated with a wide variety of neurologic manifestations. To define further the chronic neurologic […]

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Lyme disease: a neuropsychiatric illness

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Lyme disease is a multisystemic illness that can affect the central nervous system (CNS), causing neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. The goal of this article is to familiarize psychiatrists with this spirochetal illness. METHOD: Relevant books, articles, and abstracts from academic conferences were perused, and additional articles were located through computerized searches and reference […]

Untreated Lyme disease: 2 years of hell

EXERPT … My doctor holds me down, consoling me, telling me to breathe because he has no idea what’s going on. My face is numb, and it feels like I have the flu. I have trouble breathing. The pain is so bad I start to cry. A few years ago I noticed a pain radiating […]

What is Babesia?

Babesiosis is an infection caused by a malaria-like parasite, also called a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells. Babesia microti is believed to be the most common piroplasm infecting humans, but scientists have identified over twenty piroplasms carried by ticks … Symptoms of babesiosis are similar to those of Lyme disease but it more often […]

Lyme Disease Symptom Checklist (CALDA)

The CALDA Lyme Disease Symptom Checklist can be found here (PDF).

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Lyme Borreliosis Symptom Checklist (Burrascano)

The symptom checklist and diagnostic criteria of Dr Joseph J. Burrascano Jr MD can be found here (PDF) at the Lyme Disease Association’s website.

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The ILADS Guidelines

PLEASE REFER TO THE NEW ILADS GUIDELINES (published August 2014) “The ILADS Guidelines” is what we call the most important document in the clinical diagnosis, treatment and healing of CHRONIC Lyme Disease. The document contains the authoritative guidelines for treatment. Only these guidelines acknowledge the persistence and chronic nature of tick-borne infections. It’s a document […]