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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.

Then Phyllis Mervine (the founder of CALDA) kindly pointed me to Lorraine Johnson's post and as usual Lorraine puts things so much more clearly. Recognizing the problem is the first step—Persistence
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