Following are links to websites you may find helpful. Simply click on a link to visit each website.
General information about Lyme and TBD:
There are two Standards of Care, or sets of treatment guidelines, used in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease patients in the United States: one from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and one from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Both are recognized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, as they have each met the requirement of being based upon peer-reviewed, scientific research evidence. Click the link below.
Before deciding upon a specific treatment plan for a patient, medical professionals must take into consideration that the scientific evidence about Lyme and tick-borne diseases is still emerging. It may be very helpful to review all of the recent testimony scientists and physicians presented to a review panel during a hearing held to examine the 2006 Infectious Diseases Society of America's Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines.
The hearing was held on July 30, 2009 in order to determine if the 2006 IDSA Lyme Treatment Guidelines reflect all of the worldwide, peer-reviewed scientific data and whether these guidelines need to be modified and/or rewritten, based on the evidence presented. Much of the scientific research presented pertained to the problems associated with the currently employed testing methods, the evidence that strongly supports the existence of persistent Lyme Borreliosis in some cases, and the treatment of Lyme disease.
For additionial information, please read CALDA Executive Director Lorraine Johnson's excellent article:
Click on a link below for more information about tests.
(click on Seronegativity file on link above)
Stony Brook, 631-444-3824
Clongen Laboratories, 877-256-6436
Lyme and TBD
If you use Facebook and have been diagnosed with Lyme disease or another tick-borne illness and you are a Georiga resident, leave a message on our GALDA Facebook page to learn more information about Georgia patient support groups.
If you are not on Facebook, you may contact us for more information by email: info@GeorgiaLymeDisease.org
Below are links to only a few of the many Lyme and TBD advocacy and support groups in the Southeast. Check Facebook for Alabama Lyme Support.
http://www.tic-nc.org (North Carolina)
http://carolinalyme.org/ (North & South Carolina)
http://www.sc-lyme.com/ (South Carolina)
http://arklatexlyme.com/ (NE TX; SE OK; SW AR; NW LA)
http://ntxlyme.org (North Texas Lyme)
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