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Ignorant Certainty: The False Claim that
Chronic Lyme is Easily Killed

I want to fly like a bird. But my wishing will not make it so. In the same manner, many so called infectious disease "experts," who do not seem current on Tick-borne infections, explain that a couple months of antibiotics will kill these organisms. Unfortunately, experience, and study after study, finds this is false. Like the bulls-eye rash study, which shows the spirochetes happy and well after strong antibiotic care. They were there both before and after the antibiotics in tissue biopsied right from the rash!

Below are some brief comments from Dr. Hunfeld from the Institute of Medical Microbiology. He explains that Lyme disease is a serious chronic threat. He cautions against treatment success claims in actual human bodies in chronic treatment. Since as an expert in chronic treatment, he feels "relatively little is known" about the effects of antibiotics with Lyme in the body.

He feels, in contrast to many state board officials in New York and New Jersey, that evidence-based drug protocols and timing and dosing for the effective treatment of Lyme disease "have not been definitively established." Critically, he unknowingly rebukes their inappropriate simplistic thinking and says,

"Therapeutic failures have been reported for almost every suitable antimicrobial agent currently available. Resistance to treatment and a protracted course of the disease, therefore, continue to pose problems for clinicians in the management of patients suffering from chronic Lyme disease."

In other words, those experts that say chronic Lyme treatment is "simple and easy" are clueless, and the medical boards that use their positions are chumming up with pro-spirochete doctor. These "experts" allow spirochetes in their patients to continue their presence in many bodies, only to have serious consequences months, years or decades later.

Dr. Hunfeld calls for more aggressive research to learn about the types of antibiotic resistance in Lyme… He hopes new ways of testing antibiotic sensitivity in Lyme will allow agents and doses to be found that stop the organism, or which are "bacteriostatic," and agents and doses found which kill the Lyme fully, or are "bactericidal." He is working passionately to do just this—to find agents with the best killing power over the Lyme bacteria.

For more academic information see: Hunfeld KP, Kraiczy P, Kekoukh E, Schafer V, Brade V. Standardised in vitro susceptibility testing of Borrelia burgdorferi against well-known and newly developed antimicrobial agents--possible implications for new therapeutic approaches to Lyme disease. Int J Med Microbiol. 2002,291:125-37.

I hope he is successful,

Dr. J


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