IDSA’s Journal, Reviews of Infectious Diseases
• Vol. 11, Supplement 6 • September-October 1989, Lyme Disease and Other Spirochetal Diseases.
The publication describes Lyme disease as a very serious disabling infectious disease.
The description is very different from what they present today. The change occurred after The Dearborn conference in 1994. The disease was redefined then as merely an arthritis of the knee with minor neurological symptoms. The change was done to make it look like a useless vaccine worked when it didn’t work at all. The severe neurological symptoms were eliminated from the definition of Lyme disease because their inclusion would reveal the failure of the Lyme vaccine. The mild nourological complaints could be explained away since many things could cause them. The arthritis could be explained away as an autoimmune disease unrelated to Lyme. The severe neurological symptoms cannot be easily dismissed.
They designed the test so those with the more severe neurological issues would test negative. The severe neuro patients produce fewer antibodies than those with Lyme arthritis so deliberately raising the cutoff value led to most patients testing negative especially the worst neuro-patients.
Lyme disease can be confused with multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and dementia and can cause heart failure. Lyme can pass from the placenta to an unborn childs organs. Lyme disease has caused birth defects, fetal and infant deaths. Infants can be and have been born with Lyme disease. That hardly sounds like the Lyme disease the IDSA describes now.
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