For years, insurance has been withholding treatment for chronic Lyme disease (or even re-treatment after a short course of antibiotics doesn’t work) based on four studies that were conducted in 2001.
Two of the most influential were conducted by Mark Klempner, PhD and published in the New England Journal of Science: “Two controlled trials of antibiotic treatment in patients with persistent symptoms and a history of Lyme disease” New England Journal of Medicine, 2001. 345(2):85-92. Klempner, M. S., Hu, L. T., Evans, J., Schmid, C. H., Johnson, G. M., Trevino, R. P., Norton, D., Levy, L., Wall, D., McCall, J., Kosinski, M., Weinstein, A.] See studies here.
Note: Dr. Klempner was soon thereafter hired as Associate Editor of New England Journal of Health. Hmmm Continue reading