Doctor and scientist commentaries on “Chronic Lyme”

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Experts around the world agree that chronic Lyme diagnosis and treatment is inappropriate. While there is substantial peer reviewed literature regarding the social phenomenon of chronic Lyme disease, there has been sadly little commentary accessible to the public.

Below are educational articles by doctors and scientists, presented for a lay audience. More commentaries are listed in our papers section.

Dr. Rachel Pearson, MD: The Challenge of ‘Chronic Lyme’

Dr. Edward McSweegan, PhD:

Dr. Peter Lipson, MD: 

Dr. Harriet Hall, MD: Does Everybody Have Chronic Lyme Disease? Does Anyone?

Dr. Vincent Iannelli, MD: What is a Lyme-Literate doctor?

Dr. Karen Ravin, MD: Debunking myths surrounding Lyme disease

Dr. Lori Handy, MD: Lyme Disease: Facts & Fiction

Dr. David Scales, MD: 

Dr. Stephen Salzberg, PhD: Long-Term Antibiotic Use For Lyme Disease Doesn’t Work, Study Finds

Dr. J. Marc Girard, MD: An example of pseudoscience: Chronic Lyme disease

Dr. Steven Novella, MD:

Dr. Mark Crislip, MD: 

Dr. Phil Baker, PhD:

Dr. David Gorski, MD:

Dr. John Snyder, MD: Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati

Dr. Brad McKay, MBBS: Does Lyme disease exist in Australia? 

Dr. Daniel Summers, MD:

Dr. Mark Drapkin, MD: Lawmakers overreach in casting themselves as infectious­ disease specialists

Dr. Usha Nellore, MD: Lyme disease: Not the epidemic that MPT film claims

Dr. Robert Strang, MD: Nova Scotia’s health system has a handle on Lyme

Dr. Lyle R. Petersen, MD:  Long-term antibiotics not warranted for Lyme treatment

Dr. Mark Hoofnagle, MD:

Dr. Jeremy Devine, MD: Bill C-442 and “Chronic Lyme Disease”: the parallels with “chronic brucellosis”

Skeptical Raptor:

Dr. Paul Auwaerter, MD: Videos on Lyme disease (see third video)

Dr. Karmela K. Chan, MD: Commentary: a disturbing conversation

Dr. David Robert Grimes, PhD: Fundraising appeals for the desperately ill are moving, but evidence is crucial

Erin Foeri, 2021 PharmD candidate: Caution advised in use of alternative medicines for chronic Lyme disease

Dr. Henrik Vogt (in Norwegian):

Dr. Mats Reimer (Swedish): Kronisk borrelia smittas via media (Chronic Lyme disease infects via the media)

Dr. Marc Gozlan (French): « Maladie de Lyme chronique » : le danger des traitements prolongés par antibiotiques (“Chronic Lyme Disease”: The Danger of Prolonged Antibiotic Therapy)

Dr. Yves Hansmann (French): VIDEO. «La maladie de Lyme peut être handicapante si elle est traitée tardivement», explique le professeur Hansmann (“Lyme disease can be disabling if treated late,” says Professor Hansmann)

Dr. Luc Bonneux (Dutch): Lyme: Chronic lyme takes place in the magical world of quackery

Dr. Jan Keppel Hesselink, MD, PhD and Dr. Lex Bouter, PhD (Dutch): ‘Science is also only an opinion’

Dr. André Weel (Dutch)Een nieuw begin, ook voor lyme? (A new beginning, also for Lyme?)

Dr. Emile Keuter (Dutch):

Dr. David Patrick, MD TV interview: Explaining the mysteries of Lyme disease

More chronic Lyme posts can be found at Science-Based Medicine

List of resources from Norway

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