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by duncan
Fri 3 Mar 2017 21:23
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Yes. I agree with you; there are two sides to that coin. So I DO look at other possibilities, and I also factor in other metrics and considerations - like the C6 and RISING titers vs declining or stable values, etc. But in the absence of a culture test that always works, you need to embrace the whol...
by duncan
Fri 3 Mar 2017 19:49
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Until treatment has a 100% efficacy rate, there clearly is more to be said - and I don't think it a stretch to speculate that the NIH, and the CDC, and those that set Lyme policy at the IDSA, know this. The fact remains that the diagnostic criteria are insufficient to conclusively demonstrate an act...
by duncan
Fri 3 Mar 2017 15:54
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

"...since you are unable to prove that you now are actively infected..." Then you might as well throw out 99.99% of all of the Lyme diagnoses that have been formally reported as Lyme each and every year since the inception of the 2T as a diagnostic tool, and reported as such to their respective stat...
by duncan
Thu 2 Mar 2017 21:24
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Oh, it wasn't the doctor's fault. I wouldn't sue anybody anyway. Mistakes happen. It is shitty to be on the wrong end, but I don't believe this clinic deliberately made a bad call out of meanness of spirit. They just made a bad call. The NIH was kinda cautious, if I can use that word. And they didn'...
by duncan
Thu 2 Mar 2017 17:52
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

It is the same evidence any respectable IDSA man or woman would request in order to make a diagnosis of a Lyme infection, and be willing to report it as such to the appropriate state agency.

And yes, not unique, at least according to the NIH.
by duncan
Thu 2 Mar 2017 17:30
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Henry, you make me smile, and I will explain why. First, yes, you are absolutely correct in pointing out my little case is anecdotal as well, and all the associated limitations apply. The reason I smile is your use of the word "unique". I was literally told by the NIH that this case I described was ...
by duncan
Thu 2 Mar 2017 15:50
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Henry's case study that he kindly provided a link to, ultimately represents little more than an anecdote that got written up concerning a Lyme case that - based on the abstract - appears limited to joint involvement. It represents "a" history of one possible progression of untreated Lyme, and then a...
by duncan
Wed 1 Mar 2017 19:48
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Because he isn't here?

If you have any sway, Henry, go fetch him and we can all ask him questions.
by duncan
Wed 1 Mar 2017 16:25
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19019

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

"Lyme disease has been defined historically as a tick-borne infection, which in the U.S., is cause by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto." So far so good. " Although this bacterium is difficult to isolate from humans during infection, antibodies specific for Borrelia develop during t...