Commentary: Diagnosis, treatment of Lyme Disease controversial

The recent letter to the editor by Lauren Meilhede, M.D. to a Post-Star article underscores the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme...
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  • "The CDC now estimates more than 312,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur annually, and therefore more than 60,000 people per year are left undertreated for this infectious disease when the IDSA standard of care is rigidly followed. Thus, such cases are not 'rare.' For perspective, there are more people with unresolved Lyme disease symptoms than there are reported cases of HIV/AIDS (approximately 56,000) per year.
    In discussing the dangers associated with using antibiotics for...