Lyme Disease review panel: truth in the detail

The Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) has released its long awaited final report on the 2006 Lyme disease guidelines. As in any report or paper the abstract and the press release are no substitute for the detail. The panel showed some significant shifts in emphasis, most notably on […]

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Lyme disease: hiding behind the panel

The Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its long-awaited final report following an enforced review of the controversial 2006 Lyme disease guidelines, which are also used in the UK. The Department of Health (DoH) is focusing on the headline that these guidelines were upheld in order to […]

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LDA submission to the IDSA Review Panel

April 2009 LDA provides evidence to the IDSA Review Panel that the 2006 IDSA Guidelines for The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease are not applicable to the UK. LDA submission.

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LDA participates in Radio 4 Case Notes

LDA participates in Case Notes Lyme Disease Action trustee Stella Huyshe-Shires recently participated in an edition of BBC Radio 4’s Case Notes with Dr. Mark Porter. The programme was about insects and other arthropods in medicine and a section of the programme was devoted to tick-borne Lyme disease. We are grateful to Case Notes for […]

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March of the countryside bug that can blind walkers

Lyme Disease Action supports the recent article in the Daily Mail about the dangers that infected tick bites pose to anyone out walking in the countryside. Graham Jukes, of the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, whilst not wishing to provoke paranoia, is urging the government to tackle the problems of prevention and greater awareness. Severe […]

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IDSA Lyme Guidelines Panel acted improperly

May 2008 Lyme Disease Action welcomes Connecticut Attorney General’s Investigation of official guidelines on Lyme disease. Guidelines on Lyme disease published in 2006 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are taken by doctors in the UK to be best practice for treating patients with Lyme and are promoted by the UK’s Health Protection […]

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Death Of Jan Linton

Lyme Disease Action was saddened to note the following story reported in the press on 11th April 2008. It appears unfortunately Miss Linton was one of a relatively small percentage of Lyme disease victims who become very neurologically affected by the infection. In her case this appears to have happened quite quickly and this led […]

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Government responds to E-petition

The full response can be viewed here http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page15023.asp We were disappointed to read the response referred to above, as it repeats almost verbatim the standard position on Lyme disease that has been adopted by the HPA’s Lyme Reference Unit (LRU). In previous correspondence with the Department of Health we have already demonstrated that much of […]

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Questions in House of Commons

Hugo Swire MP asks about Lyme disease On 9th January 2008, Health minister, Dawn Primarolo supplied replies to two Parliamentary questions put by Hugo Swire MP for East Devon. Click on the blue links below to view the two questions. LDA’s responses to these latest Parliamentary questions can be read below.“ Question One Read Parliamentary […]

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MPs meet with LDA

26th November 2007 Contact: Stephanie Woodcock on 01326 375419 and 07833 623713 or Katy Weston on 07789 435822 MPs meet with Lyme disease charity to discuss what can be done to help Lyme patients left out in the cold by the NHS. MPs are meeting on November 27th with representatives of Lyme Disease Action (LDA) […]

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