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Attorney General forces Infectious Diseases Society of America to redo Lyme guidelines due to flawed development process
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    Dr. Gershon is Off Base

    It is ironic that Dr. Gershon, president of the IDSA, would decree the article by Johnson and Stricker to be full of “inaccuracies and misleading information” only to mislead readers using inaccurate information. A look at the science may be enlightening.

    The IDSA holds that Lyme disease is easily cured, yet data from treatment trials cited in the 2006 IDSA guidelines suggests otherwise. The issue of persiste...

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    Three cheers

    I am wholeheartedly in agreement with Dr. Stricker's and Ms. Johnson's response to Dr. Gershon's letter. Lyme Disease and its associated conditions are extremely complex illnesses, and patients who are suffering from them have their suffering exacerbated by misguided attempts to "treat ideologically".

    Just last week, a new patient gave me the history that her clotted 'pic' line was ignored for hours by an ER p...

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    IDSA Lyme Guidelines: Response to Dr. Gershon

    IDSA Lyme Guidelines: Response to Dr. Gershon

    It is not surprising that Anne Gershon, the current president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), would come to the defense of her society's beleaguered Lyme guidelines. What is disturbing is that Dr. Gershon relies on the same specious arguments that were debunked by the Connecticut Attorney General's investigation of the IDSA Lyme guidelines proc...

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    Lyme Article Was Riddled with Inaccuracies--Putting Patients at Risk

    The article entitled “Attorney General Forces Infectious Disease Society of America to redo Lyme guidelines due to flawed development process” that appeared in the Journal of Medical Ethics purporting to explain the agreement between the Connecticut Attorney General and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) regarding its Lyme disease guideline was extremely disturbing. This article is riddled with inaccurac...

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