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ILADS responds to British Medical Journal (BMJ) dismissal of ILADS GUIDELINES

The ILADS Clinical Guidelines Committee submitted this response to the British Medical Journal on behalf of ILADS:Dear Editor, As authors of the International Lyme and Associated Disease (ILADS) guidelines, which address the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites, the effectiveness of erythema migrans (EM) treatment and the role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of Lyme disease,[1] we are appreciative that Kullberg et al included our recommendations in their State of the Art Review in the British Medical Journal.[2] However, their assertions regarding the credibility of our guidelines cannot go unchallenged. We encourage readers to study ILADS...
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ILADS Launches Registry and Crowd-Solving Platform: One Health Lyme

Chevy Chase, MD – March 26, 2020 – The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is launching a new registry and crowd-solving platform, One Health Lyme, which will provide valuable resources to healthcare providers who are treating patients with Lyme and related diseases. In the planning stages for a while, the launch of the One Health Lyme initiative is being pushed forward expeditiously in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  One Health Lyme will give Lyme healthcare providers a unique opportunity to track and communicate the impact of COVID-19 on this specific group of patients.  The unique immunological lesions of these...
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Babesia Infections Explode in Hudson Valley, NY

From the blog of ILADS member Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH: Babesia, a parasitic infection usually transmitted through a tick bite, was once thought to be a coastal tick-borne disease limited to Suffolk County on Long Island. Some doctors had been reluctant to acknowledge that Babesia could be found in other locations. But in 2001, Babesia infections were reported in lower Hudson Valley, New York, a region north of Manhattan and has since continued to spread with an increase in the number of cases far beyond the borders of Long Island. Read the full story on Dr. Cameron’s Lyme Science Blog. Posted...
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ILADS Member John D. Scott Publishes New Paper in Healthcare

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how ILADS and ILADEF use any information you provide about yourself. Original link
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ILADS Member Robert C. Bransfield, MD Publishes Journal Article

ILADS member Robert C. Bransfield, MD published a new paper titled A Clinical Diagnostic System for Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis Based upon an Analysis of 100 Patients in the journal Healthcare.  ABSTRACT: Many late-stage chronic Lyme disease clinical findings are neuropsychiatric. A total clinical assessment is critical in diagnosis, especially since controversy surrounds the reliability of laboratory testing. The clinical findings of one hundred Lyme disease patients with chronic neuropsychiatric symptoms were entered into a database. The prevalence of each clinical finding pre-infection and post-infection was compared and calculated within the 95% confidence interval. Patients had minimal symptoms pre-infection, but a...
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Evidence-Based Definition of Chronic Lyme Disease Published in Antibiotics Journal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced that their paper “Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group” has been published in the journal “Antibiotics” as part of the special issue “Antibiotics Resistance of Borrelia.” The authors of the paper are Dr. Samuel Shor, Dr. Christine Green, Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, Dr. Steven Phillips, Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., Dr. Robert Bransfield, and Dr. Elizabeth L. Maloney. The paper, published on December 16, 2019, provides the evidence‐based definition of chronic Lyme disease (CLD). The article is available via the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6382/8/4/269....
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Holiday Greetings – A video from ILADS

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how ILADS and ILADEF use any information you provide about yourself. Original link
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Integrative & Functional Medicine Physicians from Amen Clinics To Speak at 2019 International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society Conference

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how ILADS and ILADEF use any information you provide about yourself. Original link
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Report on the Southern Tier Lyme Support Conference

Report on the Southern Tier Lyme Support Conference
Lyme Disease Conference, May 4, 2019 Report Southern Tier Lyme Support Inc. (hereafter, STLS) and Binghamton University (hereafter BU) co-hosted our fifth annual Lyme disease conference on May 4, 2019. Press Conference at Southern Tier Lyme Support Lyme Disease Conference Pre Conference Activities Last year, in Broome County, Lyme disease diagnoses jumped 36%. Over the previous five years, Lyme diagnoses increased 525%. Given these numbers, we felt we needed to augment our efforts to spread awareness of Lyme disease. The owners of the Security Mutual Building, an iconic landmark in Binghamton, illuminated the exterior of the building in green light during...
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Lyme Disease Treatment Trends

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how ILADS and ILADEF use any information you provide about yourself. Original link
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