Director, Population Health Sciences and Health Services Research Center of the Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, Boston Children’s Hospital; Chair, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics
Massachusetts is such a load of specific garbage when it comes to diagnosing TBDs. It's behind the curve to terrifying degrees -- otherwise the incident of Justina Pelletier (locked up by Boston Children's, taken from her family, mistreated, subject to insane corruption until her CT family managed to get her back) and apparently similar incidents at BCH over the yrs would never have happened.
It's criminal what goes on in Mass. around TBDs, not just for kids but obviously, in a highly-endemic Lyme state, the misdiagnosis of kids is particularly appalling. Also, at least two lab techs in Mass. in recent years have come under fire and been exposed for falsifying thousands of lab results (mostly drug tests it seems but it does beg the question of how "good" Lyme testing is in MA compared to even sub-par everywhere else. . .), so there's another reason (among many) not to trust the accuracy of the testing. . .
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