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Lyme Disease

The author of this book has been involved in research into Lyme disease since the 1982 discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi, its causative agent.

The author of this book has been involved in research into Lyme disease since the 1982 discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi , its causative agent.

The book’s chapter on basic principles of serology testing is easy to understand, and areas such as tick removal and treatment of early Lyme disease are covered well.

Disappointingly, however, two key studies exploring the persistence of the bacterium after antibiotic treatment are omitted in discussion of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

The book aims to provide an evidence-based account of current knowledge and understanding of Lyme disease, but avoiding important areas of debate results in an oversimplified account.

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