Innatoss Test: Disgraceful waste of money on Test that will further doom Borreliosis sufferers
- ZERO prophylactic antibiotics are to be given to people bitten by ticks in the UK, despite strong evidence that by the time symptoms appear, the bacteria has already disseminated around the body
- Only 3 weeks' antibiotics to be given in Lyme carditis, even when Third-stage Heart Block occurs (third-stage heart block can and does kill; not long ago CDC quietly published on cases of three young people who died of sudden cardiac death due to Borreliosis. One of the dead had been diagnosed with "anxiety". CDC did not offer any apology, and certainly no policy changes, related to the fact that Lyme carditis goes undetected largely because of the myths they have spread as to its "rarity" - a baseless description they even repeat in the report on the 3 deaths itself.)
- Only 3 weeks' antibiotics to be given in "late" neuroborreliosis (Denialists routinely use the term "late" as they do not wish to admit to the epidemic of **chronic** neuroborreliosis. ) This is the case even when the neuroborreliosis produces signs as serious as myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord, which can cause patients to be permanently paralysed, with total loss of bladder, bowel and sexual function for the rest of their lives)
available assays for the detection of anti–B. burgdorferi antibodies
generally have a high sensitivity in later stages of disease in patient
groups with clinically well-defined disease caused by B. burgdorferi
(neuroborreliosis, ACA, and arthritis).We think that we can extrapolate
these results to other disease manifestations of B. burgdorferi infection.
The specificity of the assays varies considerably. This problem is most
prominent in patients with potential aspecific or cross-reacting antibodies.
This phenomenon may also be of importance in patients in
whom chronic Lyme disease is suspected." (Ref 3 )