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The successful treatment of Lyme disease (LD) is contingent on accurate diagnosis. However, current laboratory detection assays lack sensitivity in the early stages of the disease. Because delayed diagnosis of LD incurs high healthcare costs and great suffering, new highly sensitive tests are in need. To overcome these challenges, we developed an internally controlled quantitative…

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A forthcoming special issue of  Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases will be co-edited by ILADS member Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner.  The special issue will be titled “Tick-Borne Diseases and the Spirochetoses in the Tropical Zone“.  Manuscript submission information for the special issue can be found here. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 25 October 2021.…

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ILADS member Richard Horowitz published a new article titled Efficacy of Double-Dose Dapsone Combination Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease/Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) and Associated Co-infections: A Report of Three Cases and Retrospective Chart Review in the journal Antibiotics. ABSTRACT: Three patients with multi-year histories of relapsing and remitting Lyme disease and associated…

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The ILADS Clinical Guidelines Committee submitted this response to the British Medical Journal on behalf of ILADS:Dear Editor, As authors of the International Lyme and Associated Disease (ILADS) guidelines, which address the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites, the effectiveness of erythema migrans (EM) treatment and the role of antibiotic retreatment in patients…

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Chevy Chase, MD – March 26, 2020 – The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is launching a new registry and crowd-solving platform, One Health Lyme, which will provide valuable resources to healthcare providers who are treating patients with Lyme and related diseases. In the planning stages for a while, the launch of the…

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From the blog of ILADS member Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH: Babesia, a parasitic infection usually transmitted through a tick bite, was once thought to be a coastal tick-borne disease limited to Suffolk County on Long Island. Some doctors had been reluctant to acknowledge that Babesia could be found in other locations. But in 2001, Babesia…

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ILADS member John D. Scott published a new paper titled Monitoring of Nesting Songbirds Detects Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks and Associated Lyme Disease Endemic Area in Canada in the journal Healthcare. ABSTRACT: This study provides a novel method of documenting established populations of bird-feeding ticks. Single populations of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, and the…

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ILADS member Robert C. Bransfield, MD published a new paper titled A Clinical Diagnostic System for Late-Stage Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis Based upon an Analysis of 100 Patients in the journal Healthcare.  ABSTRACT: Many late-stage chronic Lyme disease clinical findings are neuropsychiatric. A total clinical assessment is critical in diagnosis, especially since controversy surrounds the reliability…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced that their paper “Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group” has been published in the journal “Antibiotics” as part of the special issue “Antibiotics Resistance of Borrelia.” The authors of the paper are Dr. Samuel Shor, Dr. Christine Green,…

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