By Pamela Weintraub
The groundbreaking, award-winning research into Lyme disease—the technological know-how, heritage, clinical politics, and sufferer experience—now with a new chapter.
When Pamela Weintraub, a technology journalist, realized that her oldest son demonstrated confident for Lyme affliction, she idea she had discovered a solution to the indicators that were plaguing her family members for years—but her nightmare had simply started. virtually every thing approximately Lyme sickness became out to be deeply arguable, from the microbe inflicting the an infection, to the size and sort of remedy and the type of practitioner needed.
On one part of the struggle, the scientists who first studied Lyme describe a ailment transmitted via a deer tick that's difficult to capture yet effortless to medication regardless of how complicated the case. at the different part, insurgent medical professionals insist that Lyme and a soup of "co-infections" reason a sophisticated spectrum of ailment usually dramatically diverse – and much tougher to regard – than the unique researchers declare. rather than simply swollen knees and a rash, sufferers can adventure exhaustion, disabling soreness, and a "Lyme fog" that leaves them dazed and harassed. As sufferers fight for solutions, once-treatable infections develop into continual.
In this nuanced photo of the serious controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme illness, Pamela Weintraub sheds mild on one of many angriest clinical disputes raging this day. the main finished booklet ever written concerning the earlier, current and way forward for Lyme ailment, Cure Unknown exposes the ticking clock of a raging epidemic and the vulnerability all of us share.
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