Another study weighs in on post-lyme/chronic lyme

I’m always on the look out for more research that helps to resolve the controversial question as to whether lyme can re-occur. One test of this is whether antibiotics help with post-lyme symptoms (since they would presumably not help if those symptoms are caused exclusively by an auto-immune reaction). I haven’t read this full paper, but from the abstract, it appears that antibiotics did have an impact on symptoms for some folks with post-lyme but it only lasted 12-24 weeks. Note that many many individuals were screened out in searching for the people qualified to participate in this study.

 A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of repeated IV antibiotic therapy for Lyme encephalopathy

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