Jag har länge studerat och läst om människor som dött av Borrelia och dess co-infektioner, men det är sällan som man finner bra länkar, klipp och texter som tar saken på allvar och inte bara förklarar bort det eller avfärdar det som offer berättar om.
Men här har jag fått tag på ett klipp från Australien (som påstås vara Lymefritt)
Utdrag ur några artiklar på ämnet:
”Absolutely. There have been many cases where Lyme disease is reported as the official cause of death. In the Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin (www.underourskin.com) they actually show people’s death certificates which state Lyme as the official cause.
There is a great deal of ignorance among the medical community about the seriousness and chronic nature of Lyme disease. As little as 10% of all Lyme cases are diagnosed. For those that are lucky enough to be diagnosed, many are not recovering after being treated with the recommended treatment guidelines. Many people who do initially recover, like myself, go on to develop symptoms later on in life.
Please help raise awareness for this devastating illness.”
”We embrace your courage and mourn your losses. We appreciate your willingness to share your most personal memories for the benefit of others. We realize that each name represents a precious part of you that was taken away too soon, and we thank you for supporting us in the never ending endeavor of education.”
The National Lyme Disease Memorial Park Project keeps track of people who have died of Lyme-related causes.
Unfortunately, Lyme is often misdiagnosed, so the true cause of death isn’t necessarily known.
Good sources of info about Lyme disease:
Treatment and prognosis
In rare cases, Lyme disease acquired during pregnancy may lead to infection of the fetus and possibly to stillbirth, but adverse effects to the fetus have not been conclusively documented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a registry of pregnant women with Lyme disease to advance the understanding of the effects of Lyme disease on the developing fetus.
Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics under the supervision of a physician. Several antibiotics are effective. Antibiotics usually are given by mouth but may be given intravenously in more severe cases. Patients treated in the early stages with antibiotics usually recover rapidly and completely. Most patients who are treated in later stages of the disease also respond well to antibiotics. In a few patients who are treated for Lyme disease, symptoms of persisting infection may continue or recur, making additional antibiotic treatment necessary. Varying degrees of permanent damage to joints or the nervous system can develop in patients with late chronic Lyme disease. Typically these are patients in whom Lyme disease was unrecognized in the early stages or for whom the initial treatment was unsuccessful. Rare deaths from Lyme disease have been reported.
On November 2nd, 2008, Leslie Rae Wermers, UNDER OUR SKIN’s greatest fan and an indomitable force in the Lyme disease community, died of complications from Lyme disease. Her extraordinary love, dedication and passion always will be remembered. These are interview outtakes with Leslie from the production of UNDER OUR SKIN, filmed at a Lyme memorial service in Iowa in 2007. For further information visit http://www.lymefighters.org.
For more information and full DVD visit http://www.underourskin.com
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