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Letters Lyme disease

Misleading information about Lyme disease

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 08 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6385
  1. Stella R Huyshe-Shires, charity trustee
  1. Lyme Disease Action
  1. stella.huyshe{at}

I’m glad to see the Science Media Centre briefing journalists about Lyme disease. Hopefully this will reduce the publication of articles featuring patients receiving diagnoses from private overseas laboratories.1 Many articles have misled people, and Lyme Disease Action is often contacted by distressed patients who find that their diagnosis is not accepted by their general practitioner.

The briefing itself, however, might …

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