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yankees237
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any info. on what percentage of people who get Lyme disease go on to have chronic lyme after initial treatment?
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Or ... it could be a tough call because of no definitive testing .. and a slew of non-specific symptoms.
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"However, the failure of short-course (2-4week) antibiotic treatment in 14 (94%) of 15 fibromyalgia patients is consistent with a persistent, inadequately treated infection with B. burgdorferi."

But consider this...

"Diagnosis of Lyme disease by two-tier confirmation fails to detect up to 90% of cases and does not distinguish between acute, chronic, or resolved infection [21]."

Both quotes from the old ILADS guidelines.

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