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Scientific panel upholds Lyme disease guidelines

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After more than a year of hearings and deliberations, a review panel unanimously concluded that no changes are warranted to the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 2006 Lyme disease treatment guidelines.

Press release. [online] April 22, 2010. http://www.idsociety.org/Content.aspx?id=16556. Accessed April 27, 2010.

After more than a year of hearings and deliberations, a review panel unanimously concluded that no changes are warranted to the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) 2006 Lyme disease treatment guidelines. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston concurred that, based on current evidence, the 2006 IDSA guidelines are sound, including the contentious positions that there is no convincing evidence for the existence of chronic Lyme disease infection and that long-term antibiotic treatment of chronic Lyme disease is unwarranted and unproven. The panel also cautioned clinicians about diagnosing Lyme disease on the basis of common symptoms, such as arthralgias, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction, which are seen in many other clinical conditions.

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