Dr. Wolfgang Klemann – Lyme disease is a small vessel disease
July 2, 2016
In this short video, Dr. Klemann describes how quickly borrelia leaves the blood (within hours) to infect small vessels. This, along with biofilm and round-body forms are reasons why blood (serology) testing will not work.
He describes how borrelia has an enzyme to break down collagen tissue, form colonies and a protective slime layer. He states that antibiotics target the outer layer of the biofilm, but not the inner layer and that longer treatment is imperative for effectiveness.
As it stands, the CDC/IDSA only acknowledges the acute stage of Lyme disease, with short treatment. They ignore those with chronic/persistent illness and simply state it doesn’t exist or is a figment of your imagination. https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/12/10/ten-things-you-should-know-about-the-new-idsa-lyme-guidelines/
Do not mess around with these doctors.
Get to an ILADS trained Lyme literate doctor who understands treatment nuances and that treatment often surpasses the accepted narrative of 21 days of doxycycline. Please see: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/25/what-makes-a-doctor-lyme-literate/
This is not to say you won’t have to perhaps see a regular doctor for specific issues, as Lyme/MSIDS affects so many organs; however, the main doctor in charge of treating tick-borne illness should be Lyme literate.