Treating Lyme Disease

  Treating Lyme disease is perhaps one of the most controversial subjects in medicine. The best way to treat Lyme disease is embroiled in a highly political debate.  Some medical professionals believe that Lyme disease is an easily treatable, self limiting infection whereas others believe it’s an insidious disease, capable of […]

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Diagnosing Lyme disease

    Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult due to the wide range of symptoms and lack of a reliable blood test. GPs often miss a Lyme disease diagnosis and there are also many uncertainties surrounding the disease, as outlined by the James Lind Alliance findings. This study attemps to […]

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Local Patient Support Groups

There are regular as well as occasional local face to face patient support groups, not run by us, happening around the UK. Keep checking back to see if there’s one happening near you! These groups give patients and carers the opportunity to meet people in a similar situation nearby, make […]

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Testing For Lyme Disease

N.B. As things currently stand, tests cannot prove the absence of Lyme disease. It’s always best to seek the advice of a medical practitioner with experience of Lyme disease as sometimes a clinical diagnosis is necessary. If you have further questions on testing for Lyme disease, don’t hesitate to email […]

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochaetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. It is the most common human tick-borne infectious disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. It is endemic in many parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in woodland or heath-land areas as […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a spirochetal bacteria known as Borrelia. For more details, see our ‘What is Lyme disease?’ page here. Q: Is it Lyme disease or Lymes disease? The correct name of the illness is Lyme disease and not Lymes […]

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