A 47-year-old member asked:
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why do people use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic lyme disease?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Not sure: Atovaquone is not generally regarded as an antibiotic that has activity against borrelia species, the bacteria which cause lyme disease.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Unclear : Since most academic infectious disease physicians do not recognize that chronic lyme exists.
Answered on Dec 30, 2012

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