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how do infectious diseases doctors compare to lyme literate doctors.  what's the controversy.  i'm very confused?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Chronic Lyme: "lyme literate" physicians believe that there is such a thing as chronic lyme disease that must be treated with long courses of IV antibiotics. Most infectious disease specialists, including the experts who write lyme disease treatment guidelines, feel that there is no evidence to support this diagnosis or this practice.
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many "Lyme literate" doctors do not advise IV antibiotics; many advise no antibiotics and treat with herbs. See these studies for evidence of chronic Lyme: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023324/ https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/resources/evidence-of-persistence-lyme-disease-in-humans/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171213143613.htm
Jan 8, 2019

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