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Dangerous Unproven Treatments For 'Chronic Lyme Disease' Are On The Rise

Tuesday 20 June 2017

 

From The Washington Post:

 

Medical equipment
Some patients misdiagnosed with chronic Lyme disease are
prescribed treatments that do not work. The misdiagnosis
can cause delays in treating the actual underlying condition.
(iStockphoto)
 

Dangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the rise

By Lena H. Sun
June 15, 2017

An increasing number of Americans with medically ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” and prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work, according to a new report.

In some instances, patients have died after receiving intensive, long-term and inappropriate courses of intravenous antibiotics that led to septic shock. In other cases, misdiagnosis caused dangerous delays in treatment of a patient’s actual underlying condition.

These incorrect diagnoses have existed for years. But public health officials and clinicians say they are alarmed because of the increasing severity and scope of some treatments in recent years, said Christina Nelson, a medical epidemiologist and author of a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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