Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

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Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Thu 12 Nov 2015 1:56

There are some people from Norway (on facebook) and maybe some people from Sweden that misinform about this.

The estimated number of borreliosis cases/year (all stages). Sweden: 40 000, Norway: approx 5 000 and Denmark: 2-3 000.

The number of reported (registered cases) borreliosis cases/year. Sweden: 0, Norway (only stage 2 and stage 3): approx 300 and Denmark (only neuroborreliosis): approx 150.

Some of the sources that I have used:

Hvor mange i Norge har borrelia infeksjoner?

http://friends-forum.mosken.com/viewtop ... 40#p197726

Pas på - maj er højsæson for skovflåt

http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/pas-pa ... -skovflaat

Prof Åshild Andreassen from Scandtick presenting at NorVect 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Svlte8Xm3Y

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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Thu 12 Nov 2015 3:53

What the people from Norway do, is that they give people the estimated numbers for Sweden (40 000), and compare those numbers with the reported Norwegian cases (300), but they "forget" to tell people (or perhaps they don't even know?) that the reported Norwegian cases are less than 10% of the estimated Norwegian cases.

I think it is better if they use some other "method" if they want to say something about poor knowledge when it comes to borreliosis in Norway.
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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 1:18

Report of the NorTick 2014 Conference, held in Stavanger 5-6 February 2014.

http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/lat ... tick-2014/

A quote:
Knut Erik Eliassen, MD, GP, Oslo, Norway: Laboratory diagnostics of Lyme disease from the GPs view

Reckons that in Norway, if you include EM, there are 5-10,000 cases /year
But people from Norway "forget" to include EM (stage 1).
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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 1:54

I actually tried to help the people from Norway with this, but since they think it is about "disagreement" and not about what actually is correct facts, I can not do anything more for them.
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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 5:18

The number of reported (registered) cases of neuroborreliosis in Denmark (see the first post) has been too low.

Read more about this (in English) in the thread below:

Information for people from Scandinavia

http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... 180#p43344

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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 5:26

Perhaps someone is interested in the estimated number of neuroborreliosis in Sweden?

It is about 1/6 of the 40 000 estimated Swedish borreliosis cases.

In Swedish:
Ungefär 1/6 av alla som diagnostiseras med borreliainfektion i Sverige har en neuroborrelios.
http://www.lakemedelsboken.se/kapitel/n ... leros.html

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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 6:26

Perhaps someone is interested in how many it is that have stage 3 (also called chronic Lyme borreliosis) when they are diagnosed in Norway and Denmark?

About 80 Norwegian borreliosis cases/year have late/stage 3-borreliosis when they are diagnosed. This is only reported cases.

Source:

Borreliose og CFS
Likheter og ulikheter


http://sorlandets-rehab.no/wp/wp-conten ... eliose.pdf

I also have some information from Denmark (this is both reported and estimated cases).

About 80 Danish borreliosis cases/year have late/stage 3-borreliosis when they are diagnosed.

Source:

Borreliose

http://www.faktalink.dk/titelliste/skov/skovborr

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Re: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Estimated cases vs reported cases.

Post by X-member » Sat 14 Nov 2015 6:59

And now, the Swedish estimated number of cases that have late/stage 3 (also called chronic Lyme borreliosis) when they are diagnosed.

About 2 000 cases/year.

Source:

An Epidemiologic Study of Lyme Disease in Southern Sweden

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NE ... 1163332004

But since the link above is rather old, I have also asked some Swedish physicians.

Ps! I removed the post where I wrote that a Swedish "activist" claimed that stage 3 are not diagnosed at all in Sweden. As you can see, this is not correct. Ds.

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