This message sent from the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Harvey L. Kliman ====================================================
Next Regular Meeting - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7-9 PM at our REGULAR LOCATION: The Kennett Friends Meetinghouse
Program:Norton Fishman, MD will be speaking on
``Persistent Lyme Disease Complex''
PERSISTENT LYME DISEASE COMPLEX ( the clinicians checklist)
1. Multi-systemic disease with multiple symptom presentations Systemic: fatigue, malaise, chills, sweats, fever, weakness Cognitive: memory and concentration, slow processing speed, disorientation Neurologic: paresthesias, tics and twitches, imbalance, shooting pains, headaches, vision, hearing Joints and muscles: Chest: GI: GU: Endocrine
2. Variable severity of the illness due to multi-factorial reasons Genetic predisposition Environmental toxicity's Other illnesses, allergies and injuries Nutritional, social, spiritual
3. Multiple organism causation often requiring multiple treatments Borrelia: spirochete, L-form, cysts, buds Babesia: protozoa, (?another parasite) Bartonella: bacteria Ehrlichia and Anaplasma: bacteria Other opportunists: Candida, HHV-6, Mycoplasma
"Under Our Skin" Producers Honor Doug Fearn
This month Doug Fearn, President of LDASEPA, was honored for his work with the help of others in promoting the showing of 'Under Our Skin" to a wide variety of audiences in the region.
From Open Eye Pictures: "Every month we honor individuals in the community who are doing exemplary work to promote "UNDER OUR SKIN". We know that whatever success we have is built by partnerships with our viewers and supporters, and that grassroots efforts are the key to this success. The people we have honored use their talents and resources to promote the film in press and media, organize screenings and briefings with policymakers, facilitate repeat community screening events, help put DVDs into the right hands, and bring the film into the corporate sector. We are greatly indebted to these individuals and countless others. Thank you!" Visit our online appreciation corner April 2009 Newsletter--Click to view in browser
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