NICE guidelines (UK): "Consider a second course of antibiotics [...] if treatment may have failed."

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NICE guidelines (UK): "Consider a second course of antibiotics [...] if treatment may have failed."

Post by X-member » Sun 17 Mar 2019 14:54

Lyme disease
NICE guideline [NG95] Published date: April 2018 Last updated: October 2018


https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng95/c ... mendations

Two quotes:
If symptoms that may be related to Lyme disease persist, do not continue to improve or worsen after antibiotic treatment, review the person's history and symptoms to explore:

- possible alternative causes of the symptoms

- if re‑infection may have occurred

- if treatment may have failed
Consider a second course of antibiotics for people with ongoing symptoms if treatment may have failed.

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Re: NICE guidelines (UK): "Consider a second course of antibiotics [...] if treatment may have failed."

Post by X-member » Mon 18 Mar 2019 12:33

I posted the information above because I have seen on facebook that a person claimed that persistent borreliosis after treatment (which this person called "chronic Lyme") isn't mentioned in those guidelines.

The same person also claimed that co-infections isn't mentioned either.

A quote:
- consider alternative diagnoses (both infectious, including other tick-borne diseases, and non-infectious diseases)
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng95/c ... mendations

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Re: NICE guidelines (UK): "Consider a second course of antibiotics [...] if treatment may have failed."

Post by X-member » Mon 8 Apr 2019 0:08

What does the NICE guideline for Lyme disease say?

https://caudwelllyme.com/what-does-the- ... sease-say/

A quote:
This description for the public of what the NICE guideline on Lyme disease says is written by Caudwell LymeCo Charity and checked for accuracy by NICE. It is not an official document by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. The purpose of this page is to inform people on what the guideline says, not to express any opinion about its contents. The information on this page should not be interpreted as medical advice: you should always seek the advice of a qualified doctor with a licence to practice medicine.

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