Some researchers want to deny a patient even could have Lyme disease if the official Lyme test shows negative.. They want to call it 'chronic arthropod-borne neuropathy (CAN)'. They are denying the immune suppression which occurs with most patients with Lyme disease. The immune suppression is at the heart of why and how they lie about Lyme.
"A second group of patients, not included in the clinical case series, were those who believed they had Lyme disease based on a probable tick bite but were seronegative by currently available validated tests and presented with subjective symptoms. This condition is often labelled chronic Lyme disease. These patients have a different disease from Lyme disease and therefore an alternative name, chronic arthropod-borne neuropathy (CAN), and case definition for this condition is proposed."
Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Feb;143(3):561-72. doi: 10.1017/S0950268814001071. Epub 2014 May 9.
NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV|PAR DRYDEN MS , ET AL.