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LYME DISEASE MEDICAL LITERATURE SUMMARIES
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77 peer-reviewed studies showing that Lyme disease can persist or
relapse despite antibiotic therapy. 18 pages. Last modified:
Lyme disease is a multi-systemic
infection, infecting multiple parts of the body and causing extensive
symptoms, as demonstrated by these abstracts. This file now includes
a table of contents.
51 pages. Last modified: May 2012
additional topics related to Lyme disease, such as tick bites,
co-infections, and the immune response to Lyme disease. 8 pages.
demonstrate that the tests for Lyme disease and other spirochetal
infections can be falsely negative.
17 pages. Last modified: September 2003
Cystic Form of Bb: An Introduction:
These abstracts shed light on how Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) is able to
survive antibiotic therapy, and on a primary mechanism underlying
post-treatment clinical relapses. They document the ability of Bb to
change from a spirochete-form to a "cystic" or coccoid form in response to
adverse environmental conditions. The cystic forms can later regenerate
spirochetes. 17 pages. Last modified: September 2003
Cystic Form of Bb & Other
*Highly Recommended*. This file juxtaposes photographs and quotations
studies dating as far back as the early 1900's to show how spirochetes can
transform to and from cystic or coccoid forms. The ability of Bb and other
spirochetes to exist in coccoid forms provides a cogent explanation for
phenomenon such as latency, persistent infection, and seronegativity. A
picture is worth a thousand words!
30 pages. Last modified: September 2003
Cystic Forms of Spirochetes: A
Especially helpful for researchers. This file contains a complete bibliography of over 260 studies with information/observations on round forms of spirochetes (including 63 studies pertaining to Lyme disease), dating from the early 1900's to the present. Relevant quotations from the studies are included.
53 pages. Last modified: November 2010