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BIA position paper on Lyme borreliosis is evidence based

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 21 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5364
  1. P Cowling, guidelines secretary1,
  2. J Stockley, president1,
  3. P Moss, president elect1,
  4. A Miller, BIA representative on James Lind Alliance review of Lyme disease1
  1. 1British Infection Association, Princes Risborough HP27 0JN, UK
  1. jane.stockley{at}

Pearson and Huyshe-Shires refer to the “unaccredited” nature of the British Infection Association (BIA) position paper on Lyme borreliosis, saying that doctors “could more usefully be directed to the Lyme Disease Action website, which is accredited to the Department of Health’s Information Standard.”1 2

The BIA has never sought such accreditation and has no plans …

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