TIGECYCLINE AGAINST PERSISTENT BORRELIA BURGDORFERI
Posted Dec 18 2009 12:00am
"Ineffectiveness of Tigecycline against Persistent Borrelia burgdorferi”. Dr. Stephen Barthold and Dr. Ben Luft
I was rather dissappointed at first when I read the details of the above study. I remember Pam Weintraube mentioning in her book Cure Unknown that Tigecycline was a new antibiotic that was found to be more effective than others in treating Lyme. Somewhere else I read that it was thought to be 100x more effective than other antibiotics but can't for the life of me remember where. I recently read the latest Brorson research, not widely available and again Tigecycline was considered to be very effective in treating Lyme.
So initially I was dissappointed to read about this above research but then I thought if nothing else it does add to the growing evidence that Borrelia can persistent even after what is considered to be an effective antibiotic treatment.