The reason the CDC is a Dis-Lyme Site is because
it inaccurately represents "Lyme" as primarily the
arthritis. The Serological Two-Tiered Protocol is
scientifically unfounded and the Dearborn case definition
criteria was unsupported. Patients should be aware that
one specific antibody band plus IIMPP and/or Lyme
arthritis symptoms is adequate to make a diagnosis
and patients may be seronegative. See the Information
Links for a diagnosis.
The authors of these guidelines appear to
be suffering from a Reactive Lymenesia- as they
report in these Dis-Guidelines: "there is insufficient
evidence to regard 'chronic Lyme disease' as a separate
diagnostic entity", and PLS is a "poorly defined" entity.
That they at one time appeared to know what was Chronic
Lyme and now don't, casts doubt on the integrity of the