Re: FINALLY HAVE A DIAGNOSIS! Crap....I have a diagnosis......
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Apr 13 10:32:47 EDT 2006
> The picture is not entirely bleak if Lyme disease is
> approached for what it is: a complicated clinical entity, which
> requires multiple laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis. Thus,
> if clinicians use multiple tests (ie, both screening and confirmatory
> Western blot assays, antigen-capture and PCR), as they do in other
> disease entities, there will be fewer problems with the diagnosis and
> fewer patients will be missed.
>From one of the links you posted was this -- the exact way I was presented
to each specialist I saw -- I had all three chronic conditions plus IBS.
Obviously none of my doctors had read that article!
"Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms in the late persistent phase of the
disease usually overlap with other chronic conditions, such as Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, among others
, causing confusion in the diagnosis and treatment of the late persistent
phase in Lyme Disease patients. Some contend that the late persistent phase
is not even related to Lyme Disease, resulting in failure to successfully
identify and treat the chronic condition."
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