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Conquering Lyme Disease

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Acknowledgments Preface Basic Terminology 1. What Is Lyme Disease? 2. The Early History and Epidemiologic Surveillance 3. What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Lyme Disease? 4. What Do the Diagnostic Tests Tell Us? 5. The Great Divide and the Lyme Wars 6. Why Would Symptoms Persist After Antibiotic Treatment? 7. What Are the Treatments for Lyme Disease? 8. Other Tick-Borne Infections 9. What Other Non-infectious Diseases Cause Lyme-Like Symptoms? 10. Lyme Disease Prevention and Transmission 11. Suggestions to the Patient Seeking Evaluation or Treatment 12. The Experience of the Patient with Chronic Symptoms 13. Frequently Asked Questions 14. The Good News Emerging from Lyme Disease Research Generic (Brand) Drug Names Glossary of Terms References Index

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Brian A. Fallon is director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at the Columbia University Medical Center. Jennifer Sotsky is a physician with a specialty in narrative medicine. She is a resident at Columbia University Medical Center.


Lyme disease is a more complicated and nuanced illness than has been previously recognized. Fallon and Sotsky's experience with the neuropsychological manifestations of Lyme, combined with their insights into the current patient experience, make this book a significant addition to the literature. A well-organized, comprehensive treatment of Lyme disease and the associated issues that patients face. -- John Aucott, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Lyme Disease Research Center

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