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Re: Number of cases of Lyme Disease in the USA? SLS

Posted by bleauberry on May 2, 2018, at 12:34:08

In reply to Number of cases of Lyme Disease in the USA?, posted by SLS on April 28, 2018, at 22:07:48

If we knew how many people had lyme, the only way that would happen is if we knew how to accurately diagnose it. We don't. Except for an actual antibiotic challenge to see what happens, we don't.

The primary problem in the lyme wars is a lack of awareness on how to recognize it, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. Without a solid grasp on all of that, which we are nowhere close to having, there is no possible way to do accurate number crunching. Output extrapolation results will be flawed because the input estimates are flawed.

Nobody knows the number of cases of Lyme in the USA. Anyone claiming to know is making fraudulent claims that they cannot support with critical science.

But my doctors who do this day in and day out have their own estimates. That is, only 1 in 10 lyme patients are correctly diagnosed. How do you count the rest?

I have my own estimate of the number of lyme cases in USA. It is 10X whatever we think it is.

Or more simply - a lot more than anybody wants to admit!

The bottom line is that depression patients who visit LLMDs usually come out a lot better than they went in. That is just reality. Science is so far behind the curve. Number crunching doesn't help.

> Does anyone know the incidence of Lyme Disease in the USA?
> Lyme Disease is the cause of some cases of depression. But how many?
> Only 33,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the CDC each year. However, they estimate that the true incidence is 369,000. On their website, ILADS uses 300,000 as the number.
> - Scott




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