- General blood testing done for Lyme disease has an accuracy of approximately 50%. There are actually laws in the USA which state that a doctor has to inform the patients that a negative result does not mean he or she does not have Lyme disease.
- A person suffering from Lyme disease might take two to three years to get diagnosed properly. This late diagnosis can lead to chronic infection and, unfortunately, treatment provided in late stages increases the risk of treatment failure.
- Lyme disease is a worldwide infectious disease. The Center for Disease Control reports that Lyme disease infects 300,000 people a year, which is 10 times more people than previously reported. Approximately 25% of the reported cases are children.
- Lyme disease has the ability to withstand short-term antibiotic treatment. A two to four-week course of oral antibiotics is often recommended by the majority of expert doctors for Lyme disease treatment, however, there’s no guarantee that this treatment will eliminate all the pathogens. Latest research shows that these pathogens evade destruction by antibiotics and are highly adaptable.
- Fewer than 50% of people infected get the bull’s eye rash, which is the telltale sign of Lyme disease. Some patients develop flu-like symptoms a week or so after becoming infected, however, many people are asymptomatic but can develop Lyme symptoms months, years or decades later. Making matters worse, it is called the “great imitator,” looking like many other health problems which add another degree of difficulty in the diagnosis.
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