Dr Wormser’s Rigid Persistence

In Michael Specter’s piece in The New Yorker magazine, “The Lyme Wars” (July 1, 2013), Dr Gary Wormser continues to dig his own hole on the dead question of the persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi. “Right now, in the published literature, there is no evidence of persistence in humans, and if there were I would say, […]

The Lyme Wars (The New Yorker)

“The Lyme Wars” | The New Yorker | Michael Specter | July 1, 2013 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter?currentPage=all COMMENT … This is quite a distance better than the Daley piece. (More comprehensive, sympathetic and Wormser digs his hole deeper & deeper. His argument contains the spurious reasoning of a cretin — which should be obvious to anyone — […]

Petition the US Senate!

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Persistence in Lyme Disease (273 citations)

The following references for persistence of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) are listed alphabetically and chronologically: 1. Aalto A, Sjowall J, Davidsson L, Forsberg P, Smedby O. Brain magnetic resonance imaging does not contribute to the diagnosis of chronic neuroborreliosis. Acta Radiol 2007; 48: 755-762. [white matter hyperintensities or basal ganglia lesions]. 2. Abele DC and […]


US Congressional Hearing on Lyme Disease

Video streaming by Ustream This meeting took place in the US House of Representatives on July 17, 2012. [Please scroll ahead, hearing begins at minute 28:00 of the video.] Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Chaired by Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) Witnesses from the IDSA, CDC and NIH were invited to the hearing […]

DR Show: “Diagnosing & Treating Lyme Disease”

The Diane Rehm Show | “Diagnosing & Treating Lyme Disease” | February 29, 2012 LISTEN dramatis personae Diane Rehm your host Dr Paul Auwaerter associate professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and clinical director, division of infectious diseases. Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. Samuel Shor internist, private practice and associate clinical professor at […]

Dr Richard Horowitz describes “MCIDS”

Dr Richard Horowitz (who practices internal medicine in Hyde Park, New York) is seen here defining his coinage, “MCIDS” — Multiple Chronic Infectious Disease Syndrome — for a conference audience. Chronic Lyme Disease and MCIDS is truly the great imitator, like Syphilis was years ago. MCIDS is an umbrella concept that describes every kind of compound complex […]

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 […]