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Title:
Beating Lyme : understanding and treating this complex and often misdiagnosed disease
Author:
Bean, Constance A.
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Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Lyme disease remains one of our most elusive and misunderstood illnesses. Frequently misdiagnosed, it is the fastest growing infectious disease in America.
Language:
English
Contents:
The hidden epidemic -- "Have we always had Lyme?" Discovering infectious disease, environmental change, and the surge of Lyme disease -- Discovering Lyme disease -- "Is it chronic fatigue syndrome?" "Is it fibromyalgia?" Diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases -- "There must be tests" -- "If it isn't Lyme, what is it?" The consequences of not diagnosing Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, lupus, and more -- "Where are the doctors?" The politics of Lyme -- "Will I ever get well?" Treating persistent Lyme disease: the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction -- Living with persistent Lyme disease: insurance and lifestyle issues -- "What about antibiotic resistance?" "Aren't antibiotics dangerous?" Antibiotics used for treating Lyme disease -- "What do the studies say?" The experts speak -- "Whatever happened to the Lyme vaccine?" Lessons learned about medical research -- Preventing Lyme disease: what to do after a tick bite : it's more than tucking your pants into your socks.
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Electronic Access:
Table of contents only
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0805/2008012699.html
ISBN:
9780814409442
Format :
Book

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