http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... 253#p37796
From the post/thread above:
The treatment studies for chronic Lyme disease are studies on cases with late Lyme disease (or late/chronic Lyme borreliosis!!). But not any of those studies are mentioned in the quote above. Why?Evidence for Treatment
There have been four studies to date of long-term (up to 12 weeks) antibiotics (Kempler et al 2001(2 trials), Krupp et al 2003, Kaplen et al 2003, also see Halperin, 2008) and all four concluded that they either did not make any difference in the long term resolution of symptoms or the findings were equivocal. Either way, none of the studies could recommend long-term antibiotics for the treatment of chronic Lyme. There is just not the evidence to support this, and the risks are significant: one in four participants in the 2003 Fallon et al study dropped out or had his or her treatment stopped because of serious side effects.
I understand the intense desire to be rid of some of these symptoms and I do not doubt that people are suffering. However, to not only give patients a long-term medication that we know probably does not work, expose them to serious harm because of it, and then charge them thousands of dollars for the privilege is decidedly unethical. We have to do better.
Chronic Lyme disease = Late Lyme disease
http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... 247#p37829
A quote (ILADS):
= early, early disseminated and late!acute, early disseminated, and chronic