Sadly many Doctors are unaware of these certainties and thus miss that early indication of Lyme Disease for those of us who present with EM following tick bite.
The above top ten uncertainties are logged on the
Meanwhile the above uncertainties need to be recognised among our doctors. I was pleased to hear that the Dept of Health and the Health Protection Agency were present during this process.
In correspondence from the Dept of Health, Earl Howe, 12.12.2011 via my MP Anne Milton .The Dept of Health says 'The Department is working with Lyme Disease Action (LDA) and I am aware that you as Health minister, have met with LDA representatives. We are supporting its initiative with the James Lind Alliance and await the findings of their review.'
I look forward to more information about these uncertainties being relayed to our treating doctors and consultants and changes to existing guidance from the Dept of Health via the Health Protection Agency reflecting that there are many uncertainties, instead of the current restrictive guidance based more on opinion than scientific data.