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Where is the FDA test for relapsing fever spirochete, Borrelia miyamotoi?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing to regulate (or eliminate altogether) laboratory developed tests (LDT). [1] Diagnostic tests for Lyme disease will be targeted, initially, as the FDA begins to phase in its oversight.

Lyme disease: One size does not fit all

A read of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 2006 evidence-based guidelines would lead you to believe that for Lyme disease one size fits all. All you need is a single 200 mg dose of doxycycline for a tick bite; a single 10 to 21 days of antibiotics for Lyme disease; but no retreatment.

Obama plan to fight antibiotic resistance may limit treatment for Lyme disease

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Thursday, September 18th which creates a task force to address concerns over the spread of drug-resistant bacteria due to an overuse of antibiotics.

Why ILADS 2014 treatment guidelines are important

ILADS evidence base treatment guidelines identified two-failed treatment protocols, a single 200 mg dose of doxycycline and a single 10 to 21 day course of antibiotic using a GRADE assessment. ILADS evidence based treatment guideline published recommendations to improve these two-failed treatment protocols.