infectious diseases society

Medical panel keeps Lyme guidelines “as is”

Photo: Gary Wormser, MD, lead author of the IDSA guidelines, attributes many chronic Lyme symptoms to “the aches and pains of daily living.”

How to watch and Tweet the IDSA Lyme webcast

On Thursday, July 30, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) will hear testimony in Washington DC, as required under an antitrust settlement with the Connecticut Attorney General. 
(For more details, read the post, “Why the IDSA guidelines must be rewritten.”) This is the single most important event for Lyme patients since the Lyme bacterium was discovered in 1981 by Willy Burgdorfer.

Democracy in action: Join the campaign for Lyme patient rights

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) will hold a one-day hearing on July 30, via live webcast from the IDSA website, to discuss revisions to its 2006 Lyme Disease Guidelines. The hearing, which will feature patient, physician and scientist presenters, is part of the antitrust settlement that the Connecticut Attorney General established to address “serious flaws” in the guidelines.

Why the IDSA Lyme guidelines must be rewritten

On April 3, 2009, the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) will close its public submission period for input into the scientific evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. After this deadline, the guidelines review process will proceed as follows:

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