Lyme Disease Information

This page lists all Lyme disease information articles of LymeNet Europe. New articles wil be added gradually, both with basic and advanced information.

Basic Lyme disease information

Lyme Disease

This article provides an overview with basic information about Lyme disease.

Lyme FAQ: Frequently asked questions about ticks and Lyme disease

A selection of the most common questions about ticks and Lyme disease with short and clear answers.

Lyme Disease Rash: erythema migrans

This article provides information about the red rash erythema (chronicum) migrans, which can develop after a tick bite, and which is characteristic of Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Symptoms

This article provides information about the symptoms of Lyme disease: the diversity, the stages of Lyme, and a Lyme symptoms checklist.

Borrelia burgdorferi

This page offers information about the Lyme disease causing bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

Tick Bite

This article offers information about tick bites (the bite of a tick).

Tick Bite Prevention

This article offers information about the prevention of ticks and tick bites.

Tick Removal

This article provides information about the removal of ticks. It is important to remove a tick properly because ticks can spread infections.


This article provides information about ticks and the role they play in Lyme disease.

Advanced Lyme disease information

Lyme borreliosis in Europe

A list of resources with information about Lyme borreliosis in Europe.

Late and Chronic Lyme Disease

This article reviews the late and chronic manifestations of Lyme disease. Special attention is given to the chronic manifestations of the disease, detailing its pathogenesis, clinical spectrum, and laboratory criteria for the diagnosis. Based on experimental evidence and experience, approaches to the successful treatment of the late and chronic disease are outlined. Much additional work is needed to improve the understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Joseph Burrascano treatment guidelines October 2008 [PDF]

Sixteenth Edition, Copyright October, 2008
Board Member, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Articles by Tom Grier

The following articles are written by Tom Grier, M.S. Mr. Grier, who is a Lyme patient, writes about the complexities of Lyme disease in a simple, down-to-earth manner easily understood by all.

The Complexities of Lyme Disease

The mysteries of Lyme disease are explored by Tom Grier, as he explains them in a manner that even a novice can understand.

Laboratory Tests

In this article Tom Grier explains in detail the pros and cons of the three main categories of testing for Lyme disease. A must to show your doctor if he tells you, "Your test was negative - you can't have Lyme disease."

Motile Menace

The Lyme bacteria has been isolated from nearly every organ and every tissue in the human body. Tom Grier discusses some possibilities on how the Lyme spirochete gets around.

The Difficulty of Culturing Spirochetes

Tom Grier has written a comprehensive article explaining the methods and problems of culturing spirochetes.

Chronic Lyme Post-Mortem Study Needed

Tom Grier presents his theory, supported by documented scientific research, on why he believes that, without this type of post-mortem study, the debate between the two disagreeing camps will almost certainly continue.

Deet VS. Permethrin As A Tick Repellent

Most of us get confused when it comes to tick repellents. Is a product containing Deet better than Permethrin? Here Tom Grier explains the differences.

Why The Controversy Over Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

The controversy that exists within the medical community about Lyme disease concerns what constitutes a proper diagnosis and whether the infection persists even after treatment. In an article written for a Wisconsin newspaper, Tom Grier explains the controversy through interviews with a few of the leaders in the Lyme community.

Real Concerns About Colloidal Silver

Many Lyme patients are taking Colloidal Silver.....but should they? Tom Grier explores the concerns concerning taking this supplement.

Cures, Promises, and Snake Oil: False Hopes in a Bottle

Wherever there are people who are sick, there are scam artists ready to take their money. In this article, Tom Grier tells about some of these scams, so you know what to watch out for.

The Computer Probe Analyzer and Other Medical Frauds

More scams are covered in this article by Tom Grier, who explains why you should put your money back in your pocket.

Notes and Observations on Cell Wall Deficient Forms

Dr. Lida Mattman's work with cell wall deficient forms (CWD) is explored by Tom Grier, and he tells us what the implications might be for Lyme patients.

Vitamin C: a Lyme Patient's Friend or Foe?

Many people taking Vitamin C believe that more is better. However, as Tom Grier explains in this article, too much Vitamin C just may be a bad thing.

A Review of the 11th International Research Conference

Covering some of the highlights of this conference, Tom Grier finds that the most encouraging aspect of this conference is that it is clear we now have powerful new technologies at our disposal that were not available even a few years ago.

Self-Expression Or Not Self-Expression

While listening to a lecture by Catherine Luke, PhD, Tom Grier realizes that the more we look at this organism, the more we realize the microbiology of this bacterium is highly unique, highly evolved, and poorly understood. Find out why.

Why Are We Still Sick?

Lyme patients often wonder why, despite antibiotic treatment, they still have lingering symptoms. Although many theories abound, there are no definite answers to this question yet. In this article, Tom Grier explores some of these theories and looks at abstracts for five case histories of Lyme patient that suggest even long-term treatments of high dose antibiotics may not be enough to completely eradicate the Lyme pathogen from human tissues.