Hopkins Take on Lyme

Utilizing no science, or treatment guidelines that are 10 years old (IDSA), Johns Hopkins explains away serious, often life-threading symptoms of Lyme disease. This slide comes from their program used for training doctors.  



1.)  "Less common now compared with initial reports from 1970's-1980's"

FALSE-  Neurological symptoms are not less common now than previously reported in numerous scientific articles (pre-vaccine).  The insurers do not want to treat Lyme long term, insurers the Attorney General tied to the IDSA Lyme Disease guideline authors when the AG stated after his lengthy investigation:  

"The IDSA's 2006 Lyme disease guideline panel undercut its credibility by allowing individuals with financial interests -- in drug companies, Lyme disease diagnostic tests, patents and consulting arrangements with insurance companies -- to exclude divergent medical evidence and opinion."  

2.)  Encephalopathy-  It is not "rare" if only 7 patients in 5 years are diagnosed with encephalopathy by the IDSA panel of about a dozen authors, some who do not treat patients.  By the time the guidelines were published the "word" had gotten out that patients should avoid the infectious disease doctors.  Additionally, when patients symptoms are missed or ignored and they are not adequately treated, it is natural for patients to go to doctors who can help them.

3.)  Encephalomyelitis- see # 2 above.  IDSA doctors can't find it if they are not looking for it.