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Complications of Lyme Testing: The Need for Continued Development

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April 2020

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The tick-transmitted infection Lyme disease is a prevalent threat in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, but the specifics of its considerable danger and its complicated diagnostic process are surrounded by confusion and controversy. This conflict primarily results from contemporary testing standards for Lyme, which have proved ineffective because of the ambiguous nature of the sickness, the limited methods of the tests currently used, and the inconsistent acceptance of Lyme’s legitimacy in the medical community. Drawing on my life-altering experience with Lyme disease, I seek to demystify Lyme as it stands today by delving into research from the top medical institutions of the United States in order to better clarify the role of laboratory testing in the diagnostic process and to highlight where the medical system is failing Lyme patients.

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This oral presentation is based on an individual research project.

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Complications of Lyme Testing: The Need for Continued Development

The tick-transmitted infection Lyme disease is a prevalent threat in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, but the specifics of its considerable danger and its complicated diagnostic process are surrounded by confusion and controversy. This conflict primarily results from contemporary testing standards for Lyme, which have proved ineffective because of the ambiguous nature of the sickness, the limited methods of the tests currently used, and the inconsistent acceptance of Lyme’s legitimacy in the medical community. Drawing on my life-altering experience with Lyme disease, I seek to demystify Lyme as it stands today by delving into research from the top medical institutions of the United States in order to better clarify the role of laboratory testing in the diagnostic process and to highlight where the medical system is failing Lyme patients.