The Lyme disease controversy

Some are saying that Lyme disease is overdiagnosed and overtreated. Also becoming more popular are the so-called Lyme gurus, who give extended courses of antibiotics – which may not be evidence-based:

But what’s even more devastating, says the chief of infectious disease at Northeast Health Systems, is the tendency for people to seek out “Lyme gurus” -“” cash-only, out-of-state doctors who make their living prescribing unneeded antibiotics.


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