The Following Sites and Information
Are NOT Recommended
There are many articles and websites on the internet providing information about Lyme disease. Unfortunately, some are misleading, outdated, incomplete, questionable or inaccurate. Some were originally initiated or supported by those who have have ties to the infamous Lyme tests and kits, the short-lived Lyme vaccine that generated multiple law suits, or the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) highly contested, "cost-effective", "insurance friendly" Lyme Treatment Guidelines which were determined by the Attorney General in Connecticut (Richard Blumenthal) to have been developed in a biased and unprofessional manner.
Therefore, for a number of reasons, the following articles, opinions and web sites are not generally recommended, especially by chronically ill Lyme patients and their physicians who are experienced in dealing with the devastation caused by improperly diagnosed or inadequately treated Lyme and tick borne diseases.
Infectious Diseases Society of America Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines
A Critical Appraisal of Chronic Lyme Disease- Paul Auwaerter (Hopkins), Stephen Dumler (Hopkins), Gary Wormser (Previously from Hopkins), Edward McSweegan (Not from Hopkins but listed as such), et al.
Hopkin's John Meyerhoff- Lyme Treatment
Hopkin's Stephen Dumler- IDSA Guidelines Author
Hopkin's Paul Auwaerter- IDSA Guidelines Editor and Official Spokesman
Hopkin's Paul Auwaerter- Ten Clinical Pearls- Video
Hopkin's Paul Auwaerter- Issues and Controversies- Video
Maryland DHMH Information for Health Care Providers
Below are some of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Advocacy Efforts Opposing State and Federal Legislation that is designed to: increase research funding to develop more accurate tests, establish task forces and committees to enhance education and communication between agencies and help chronically ill patients and the health care professionals treating them. To see letters, click here: