Chronic Lyme Disease: Urgent Need for Better Testing

There is tremendous confusion surrounding testing for Lyme disease after the acute phase.  In today’s broadcast we will discuss some of the pitfalls with this testing, arguments why chronic Lyme disease does not exist based on the current testing model, and why a new paradigm is needed for testing patients for chronic infections with Borrelia.

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