Henriëtte schreef:Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme disease;
WHO European data report a steady increase in Lyme disease cases over the past 2 decades, with >360,000 cases having been reported.7 This may represent an underreporting of true incidence, as suggested by Sykes, who reported 232,125 cases in 1 year in Western Europe.8 The CDC estimated >300,000 new infections per year in the United States – just for Lyme – one of the several tick-borne diseases.9 The CDC estimates do not take into account those cases that are not reported or are misdiagnosed as other medical conditions. In 2012,10 an estimated 0.3% of the United States population were diagnosed, in that year alone, with Lyme disease – well over 900,000 people.
De Lyme gespecialiseerde neurologe dr. Elena Frid:
Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease ‘A Human Rights Concern’
The CDC is reporting over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year. On their website, they state that 20 percent of new cases will develop chronic/persistent symptoms or what they call post-Lyme syndrome.* The CDC reports that the cause of these persisting symptoms is unknown but suspected to be an autoimmune phenomenon.
Some members of the [International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society] ILADS , state that 300,000 new Lyme cases per year is an underestimate, suggesting that over a million new Lyme cases per year is a more accurate representation of this disease. They quote 40-60 percent will develop chronic symptoms. Also, if you go by fibromyalgia cases, over 5 million people suffer from fibromyalgia annually in the United States. If you consider the fact that some of these patients have an underlying infectious etiology such as Lyme disease as the underlying cause for their symptoms, one can reason that we are talking about a large group of people.
Bron: HuffingtonPost, lees meer
Los gezien van de zeer hoge Fibromyalgia prevalentie: (minimaal) 3X zoveel besmettingen als de schatting van de CDC (=Amerikaanse RIVM)
Plus procentueel gezien bijna 3X zoveel lyme patiënten met langdurige ernstig invaliderende klachten als de schatting van de CDC
Ik geloof er helemaal niets van dat 'slechts' 20% van de Lyme patiënten langdurige ernstige klachten overhoudt; ik houd het persoonlijk net als Professor, microbiologe en tevens patient advocate Holly Ahern op 60%