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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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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New Map of Medicine & UK Guidelines

Public Health England have confirmed that they are to coordinate the development of new UK guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of cases of Lyme disease, They first announced it at the PHE London Conference in October but it’s very reassuring to see it in black and white. “Brooks said guidance […]

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Group Questions Answered

Lyme Disease UK submitted a document containing 59 questions for the staff at the Rare & Imported Pathogens lab and the new Lyme Disease Referral Clinic at Winchester before the PHE Lyme disease conference in October 2013. These were compiled by our discussion group members in collaboration. We hoped that […]

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PHE Lyme Disease Conference 2013

Public Health England held a Lyme disease conference in London on 9th October 2013. Speakers included Dr Tim Brooks from the Rare & Imported Pathogens Lab, Dr Matthew Dryden who is running the new national Lyme disease referral clinic in Winchester, Dr Alastair Miller Infectious Disease consultant, The Countess of […]

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