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Beating Lyme : understanding and treating this complex and often misdiagnosed disease

Author: Constance A Bean; Lesley Ann Fein
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lyme disease remains one of our most elusive and misunderstood illnesses. Frequently misdiagnosed, it is the fastest growing infectious disease in America.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Constance A Bean; Lesley Ann Fein
ISBN: 9780814434611 0814434614 9780814409442 081440944X
OCLC Number: 183265128
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The hidden epidemic --
"Have we always had Lyme?" Discovering infectious disease, environmental change, and the surge of Lyme disease --
Discovering Lyme disease --
"Is it chronic fatigue syndrome?" "Is it fibromyalgia?" Diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases --
"There must be tests" --
"If it isn't Lyme, what is it?" The consequences of not diagnosing Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, lupus, and more --
"Where are the doctors?" The politics of Lyme --
"Will I ever get well?" Treating persistent Lyme disease: the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction --
Living with persistent Lyme disease: insurance and lifestyle issues --
"What about antibiotic resistance?" "Aren't antibiotics dangerous?" Antibiotics used for treating Lyme disease --
"What do the studies say?" The experts speak --
"Whatever happened to the Lyme vaccine?" Lessons learned about medical research --
Preventing Lyme disease: what to do after a tick bite : it's more than tucking your pants into your socks.
Responsibility: Constance A. Bean with Lesley Ann Fein.
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