Founded by Dr. Pat Baccili, Lyme Global is meant to be a place where people can go to find information about Lyme Disease. As the world’s largest growing epidemic now more than ever is the time to spread awareness, share stories, explore treatments, and come together as a planet. There are lots of places popping up with information about Lyme Disease. This is meant to capture all of those places and be the hub for anyone who wants to know anything about Lyme Disease and its treatments.
What is Lyme Disease?
Symptoms most often occur from May to September, because the nymphal stage of the tick is responsible for most cases. Asymptomatic infection exists, but occurs in less than 7% of infected individuals in the United States. Asymptomatic infection may be much more common among those infected in Europe.
These treatment regimens last from one to four weeks. If joint swelling persists or returns, a second round of antibiotics may be considered. Outside of that, a prolonged antibiotic regimen lasting more than 28 days is not recommended as no clinical evidence shows it to be effective. IgM and IgG antibody levels may be elevated for years even after successful treatment with antibiotics. As antibody levels are not indicative of treatment success, testing for them is not recommended.