Dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, of Lyme disease.
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Topics of Interest
"Lyme Disease - History and Current Controversies", Dr. Richard A. Jacobs, M.D., Emeritus Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California - San Francisco [Video]
The best private organization-based site that can be recommended to patients for education on Lyme disease is that of the American Lyme
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Of eight websites with "Lyme" in the domain name, only the American Lyme Disease Foundation provides accurate information.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Notable Books on Lyme Disease
- "Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America: Epidemiology and Clinical Practice" - Sunil K. Sood, Editor Wiley-Blackwell Publisher [More Information]
- "Lyme Disease: An Evidence-based Approach" - John J. Halperin, Editor CABI Publisher [More Information]
- "Borrelia: Molecular Biology, Host Interaction, and Pathogenesis" - D. Scott Samuels and Justin Radolf, Editors Caister Academic Press Publisher [More Information]
- "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine" - Paul A. Offit, Editor Harper, NY. 2013, ISBN 9780082222961 [More Information]
- "Lyme Disease: Why It’s Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do
About It" - Alan G. Barbour, Editor Johns Hopkins University Press [More Information]
(Publisher discount: When ordering from Johns Hopkins University Press; enter code HNAF at checkout to receive a 30% discount.)
In order to better respond to your specific needs, please direct your inquiries to the following e-mail address boxes:
- General questions about Lyme disease (email@example.com) Please note that we do not give medical advice.
- Ordering educational materials and tick identification cards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Donations to the ALDF (email@example.com) See "How to support the ALDF" (left-hand panel) for information on how to make donations on-line.
- Media inquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Executive Director, ALDF (Executivedir@aldf.com)
Learn about Lyme disease
- The IDSA Case Study Course is an interactive learning tool that consists of a series of case studies based on the IDSA Guidelines , "The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis". The case studies are designed to educate physicians and clinicians on the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, as well as provide an opportunity to better understand the IDSA guidelines. Additional references are included to enhance the learning experience. CME credit is available.
- "Two Controlled Trials of Antibiotic Treatment in Patients with Persistent Symptoms and a History of Lyme Disease", M.S. Klempner, L.T. Hu, J. Evans, et al. New England J. Med. 345: 85-92, 2001.
- These clinical trials were conducted under the following protocols that were approved by the NIAID Clinical Studies Group, the Institutional Review Board, the NIAID Biostatistics Group, and the Food and Drug Administration before the trails were conducted. To ensure complete compliance with the protocols, all procedures associated with the trials were carefully monitored by an independent contractor, as well as by an independent Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) that included several distinguished biostatisticians. Note that the protocols stipulate that an interim statistical analysis be performed when 110 subjects have been enrolled.
Clinical Protocol for the Seropositive Arm of the Trial [Attachment 1]
Clinical Protocol for the Seronegative Arm of the Trail [Attachment 2]