CT Physicians and Chronic Lyme Disease

According to a recent UConn survey, only about 2% of physicians in the state of Connecticut treat chronic Lyme disease, while barely 50% even believe that it exists! This is a travesty for patients who have suffered for months or years without the appropriate treatment, and is largely due to the stances taken by the American College of Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases Society of American, and other organizations that dissuade physicians from treating chronic Lyme. Fortunately, a group of physicians who are aware of chronic Lyme disease, and how to treat it effectively, have formed their own organization (ILADS).

If you have a history of Lyme disease, or believe you may be suffering from chronic Lyme, please contact ILADS (www.ilads.org) for a physician referral.
For a more in-depth article regarding this recent survey, please visit http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/GeneralInfectiousDisease/22000

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