Thursday, August 25, 2016

Long-term Antibiotics is not the Answer for Long-term Symptoms of Lyme Disease

The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial pointing out that there was no evidence that treating Lyme disease with long-term antibiotics is effective in treating persistent symptoms of Lyme disease.  The infection with this disease does not persist after initial antibiotic treatment.  The editorial did not recommend any other treatment at this time.  However, a small group of physicians in the American Academy of Environmental Physicians that I am proud to belong to have used an allergy desensitization technique called Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) to reduce the autoimmune response of Lyme disease with impressive results.

See the editorial in the March 31 issue of the NEJM and Google AAEM for more info on LDI.




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