Approx. 4 Min.

Exploring the Controversial Concept of Chronic Lyme Disease

Published on Jul 20, 2018

Samuel Shor, MD, FACP, (past ILADS president) explores the controversial concept of chronic Lyme disease and the role of antibiotic stewardship in treatment programs.

To see the controversy in action:

 Approx. 8 Min.
Published on Aug 21, 2017

Lyme Disease: Theories for Longer-Term Manifestations

Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; and Patricia V. Smith outline potential theories for longer-term clinical manifestations that have a less clear-cut link to Lyme disease

Proof of borrelia persistence:   (More links within article)   The work of Dr. Elizabeth Burgess DVM PhD in 1990 showed that dogs infected with LD were transmitting and infecting female dogs through sexual transmission, proof in humans is lacking. Pathologist Alan McDonald found B. burgdorferi and B. mayonii in the testicle and brain of a man who had been treated nearly continuously on antibiotics for the last seven years of his life. Grier states the case for sexual transmission is stronger than ever.

This recent study shows dead Lyme debris causes inflammation:


Two points for consideration:

  • “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence”
  • Would you deny antibiotic treatment to those suffering with chronic tuberculosis, chlamydia, or bladder infections?
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