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Re: How can the word "persistent" be used?

Posted: Thu 16 Mar 2017 5:20
by X-member
Dr Steven Phillips ger Dr Kenneth Sandström stöd (FSI, Sweden)

http://fsi-sverige.se/nyheter/pressmedd ... stroms-st/

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Persistent infection despite long term antibiotics in late Lyme disease with a paucity of objective clinical features has been well documented. Published data out of Finland evaluated 165 Lyme patients initially meeting CDC surveillance case definition, who were treated with antibiotics for a median duration of 16 weeks.[lxiv] Of this group, 32 patients (19%) relapsed after treatment.

Re: How can the word "persistent" be used?

Posted: Sat 10 Mar 2018 18:43
by X-member
Persistent Borrelia Infection in Patients with Ongoing Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Marianne J. Middelveen , Eva Sapi , Jennie Burke , Katherine R. Filush , Agustin Franco , Melissa C. Fesler , Raphael B. Stricker *
Version 1 : Received: 7 March 2018 / Approved: 8 March 2018 / Online: 8 March 2018 (07:08:02 CET)


https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201803.0062/v1

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Conclusions: Using multiple corroborative detection methods, we showed that patients with persistent Lyme disease symptoms may have ongoing spirochetal infection despite antibiotic treatment, similar to findings in non-human primates. The optimal treatment for persistent Borrelia infection remains to be determined.

Re: How can the word "persistent" be used?

Posted: Wed 14 Nov 2018 21:18
by X-member
Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Calls for More Resources for Research, Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment

November 14, 2018


https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/11/ ... urces.html

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Top recommendations included increases in federal resources to meet urgent research and patient care needs, such as enhanced surveillance, prevention, diagnostic and treatment options. The Working Group identified the following priorities:

Improve early and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Strengthen national surveillance.

Understand immunological mechanism (for example, pathogen-host interaction) of immune protection for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Develop new rapid and accurate lab tests.

Develop antibiotic combination and/or therapeutic options for treating acute and persistent illness.

Encourage the development of strategic plans for tick-borne disease federal investments.

Dedicate funding to tick-borne diseases and evaluate related activities using performance indicators and clear metrics for success.

Characterize how tick-borne disease affects U.S. national security, military readiness, and the health and wellness of active duty service members, veterans and their families.