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Oct 07, 2020 · Even so, Tiffany was delighted. It was the first time in years her 62-year-old mother had felt well enough for a substantial walk. Cartwright had been diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2003, and she ...
3 days ago · Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium which is spread by ticks. The most common sign of infection is an expanding red rash, known as erythema migrans, that appears at the site of the tick bite about a week after it occurred.
Sep 29, 2020 · The treatment of Lyme disease in the United States will be reviewed here and the recommendations largely reflect these guidelines. Antibiotic regimens for the treatment of B. burgdorferi infection are summarized in the following table ( table 1 ).
Sep 29, 2020 · What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. At first, Lyme disease usually causes symptoms such as a rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. But if it is not treated early, the infection can spread to your joints, heart, and nervous system. Prompt treatment can help you recover quickly.
Oct 15, 2020 · According to the CDC, as many as 20% of patients remain ill after the short term treatment protocol recommended by the IDSA.(8) Other studies suggest the treatment failure rate for early Lyme disease may be as high as 36%.(9) In late Lyme disease, treatment failure rates may exceed 50%.(10) When patients remain ill after treatment, antibody ...
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Oct 08, 2020 · Lyme disease was first reported in the United States in 1977 in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The same disease occurs in many parts of Europe and Asia. In the United States, most Lyme disease infections occur in the following areas:
- Marty Ross MD on Antabuse For Chronic Lyme Disease
- Antabuse (Disulfiram) Dosing
- Research on Disulfiram For Chronic Lyme Disease
- Additional Resources
This is mainly a video article. You will need to listen to the whole video for my thoughts on Antabuse (disulfiram) as a new treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Below this video I provide additional points I did not mention during Conversations with Marty Ross MD on 7/18/19 when I recorded these comments.
Antabuse can be given up to 500 mg 1 time a day. But due to the possibility of herxheimer reactions, Dr. Kinderlerherer suggests starting at lower doses. See his article at lymedisease.org for information on how he suggests dosing this medication.Dr. Liegner’s published study suggest disulfiram can work alone without any other antibiotics.As I return to practice in Seattle later this year (or early 2020) I plan to offer this medication based on it’s potential to help persister Lyme. I will re...
As I note in the video, it is too early to tell if Antabuse (disulfiram) will work for a wide variety of people. Although Dr. Liegner has published promising results based on three patients in his practice, we need further studies to see if this will work in a wide variety of patients and clinical situations. I am pleased to see that Dr. Brian Fallon at Columbia University is planning a randomized clinical trial of 24 patients to document in a research setting if Antabuse works. For more info...
In the video I discussed a number of topics which I cover in more detail on this site. For information about dapsone read Dapsone for Lyme Persisters: A Miracle Antibiotic? For more information about Lyme persisters and treatment options see How to Treat Persister Lyme: What Works?
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