Counterpoint: long-term antibiotic therapy improves persistent symptoms associated with lyme disease.

@article{Stricker2007CounterpointLA,
  title={Counterpoint: long-term antibiotic therapy improves persistent symptoms associated with lyme disease.},
  author={Raphael B Stricker},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={149-57}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. Patients with persistent symptoms after standard (2-4-week) antibiotic therapy for this tickborne illness have been denied further antibiotic treatment as a result of the perception that long-term infection with the Lyme spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, and associated tickborne pathogens is rare or nonexistent. METHODS I review the pathophysiology of B. burgdorferi infection and the peer-reviewed literature… CONTINUE READING
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