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CDC Refuses to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Lyme Guidelines
Patient advocates cite CDC/IDSA conflicts of interest
WASHINGTON, DC, December 15—In response to a citizen petition filed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on October 14, 2015, the CDC refused to end the preferential treatment it provides to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) by endorsing and promoting IDSA’s 2006 guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, while it continues to withhold information about more recent, peer-reviewed guidelines from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
Since they were first published in 2000, the IDSA guidelines for Lyme disease have been the subject of intense controversy, including an antitrust investigation by the state of Connecticut in 2008 and hundreds of protests. The IDSA guidelines restrict antibiotic treatment to two to four weeks and dismiss the existence of chronic Lyme disease, despite hundreds of scientific studies documenting cases of persistent infection after short-term antibiotic treatment. In contrast, the ILADS guidelines recognize chronic Lyme and recommend that the “duration of therapy be guided by clinical response rather than by an arbitrary treatment course.”
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 1PM - 4PM EST
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20500
The Mayday Project is sponsoring a protest in front of The White House. We are calling on all Lyme Victims to join us and appeal to President Donald Trump to call for an immediate Congressional Hearing of the CDC in regards to their handling of Lyme Disease. For too long the CDC has given preferential treatment to the IDSA, following their antiquated, falsified guidelines for Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment.