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Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Filed on 11/10/17 against the following defendants...


INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION, 

 ANTHEM INC., 

 BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS, 

 AETNA INC., 

CIGNA CORPORATION, 

KAISER PERMANENTE, INC., 

 UNITED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC., 

 UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED,

IDSA Panelists... 

 DR. GARY P. WORMSER

 DR. RAYMOND J. DATTWYLER

DR. EUGENE SHAPIRO

DR. JOHN J. HALPERIN

DR. ROBERT B. NADELMAN

AND 

 DR. ALLEN STEERE

&

[Not An IDSA Panelist]

DR. LEONARD SIGAL 


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2006 IDSA Lyme Guidelines-  The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America 

Gary P. Wormser,1 Raymond J. Dattwyler,2 Eugene D. Shapiro,5,6 John J. Halperin,3,4 Allen C. Steere,9
Mark S. Klempner,10 Peter J. Krause,8 Johan S. Bakken,11 Franc Strle,13 Gerold Stanek,14 Linda Bockenstedt,7 Durland Fish,6 J. Stephen Dumler,12 and Robert B. Nadelman1
Divisions of 1Infectious Diseases and 2Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, and 3New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York; 4Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, Summit, New Jersey; Departments of 5Pediatrics and 6Epidemiology and Public Health and 7Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, and 8Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford; 9Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and 10Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 11Section of Infectious Diseases, St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, Minnesota; 12Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland; 13Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and 14Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

Acknowledgments

We thank Lisa Giarratano and Richard Minott for assistance in the preparation of this manuscript. The following individuals served as consultants to the Infectious Diseases Society of America panel in the development of these guidelines: Maria Aguero-Rosenfeld, Stephen W. Barthold, Susan O’Connell, Volker Fingerle, Jerry Green, Barbara J. Johnson, Richard Kaplan, Jooyun Lee, Muhammad Morshed, Jose Munoz, Benjamin H. Natelson, John Nowakowski, Mario Philipp, Joseph F. Piesman, Arthur Weinstein, and Bettina Wilske. The Expert Panel also wishes to express its gratitude to Paul G. Auwaerter, Michael A. Gerber, and Leonard H. Sigal for their thoughtful review of an earlier draft of these guidelines.

Potential conflicts of interest. G.P.W. has received consulting fees from Baxter and research support from Immunetics, and he is a founder of Diaspex, a company that does not offer products or services.  R.J.D. has served as a speaker for Pfizer and is part owner of Biopeptides, a biotech company that develops vaccines and laboratory diagnostics, including products for Borrelia burgdorferi.  J.J.H. has served as an expert witness on behalf of Lymerix (GlaxoSmithKline).  A.C.S. has received consulting fees from Baxter. P.J.K. has a patent pending with a university on a babesiosis diagnostic procedure that is not yet on the market. All other authors: no conflicts. 

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Battle Hymn of Lyme Patients

Sing to Battle of New Orleans Music

In 2000 18 we took a little trip
Along with sick kids down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the ID docs in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the I. D.’s  kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we seed them come
And there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their lies ring
We stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing

We fired our guns and the I. D.’s  kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Lyme patients said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets till we looked 'em in the eyes
We held our fire till we seed their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em
Well, we

Fired our guns and the I. D.’s kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannonballs 'n' powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind

We fired our guns and the I. D.’s  kept a-comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Hut, hut, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, hut, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, hut, three, four



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