LD stats in Germany vs US

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KO-LD
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   Posted 8/31/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I just read an article about LD in Germany that stated 60,000 cases a year.  If I remember right the US has less than 1/2 that in reportable cases.  Germany has roughly 80 million people and the US has over 300 million, what's up with that.  Anyone from Germany or anyone know if they have a more accurate test, or if they report clinically diagnosed cases as well as lab confirmed cases?
KO


2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

Post Edited (KO-LD) : 9/1/2009 8:44:32 AM (GMT-6)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
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Traveler
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
This statement was in an email I received from Mo. Lyme. I've read it in a couple of other places, but... well, you know how it goes for foggy lymies!! ;


"According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the US, with

more than 20,000 new cases reported each year. The CDC estimates, however, that only one in ten cases is reported, which means that there could

be at least 200,000 new cases each year, and perhaps even many more than that."
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


KO-LD
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Traveler,
I've read the same thing many times also.  That's why I was wondering if they have a better test to diagnose, or if they report clinically diagnosed cases as well.  I haven't been able to find out what criteria they use or anything about their means of testing.  It would be interesting to find out.  If you didn't see my other post about what the German's think about the IDSA you should check it out.
KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


Traveler
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Total Posts : 35853
   Posted 9/2/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
You bet I read that!!!!
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


Traveler
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Total Posts : 35853
   Posted 9/2/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KO-LD!
I'm having a bad headache day - again- so I'm not able to go here for myself, but here is a "Lyme link" in Europe.

I'm sure they will be happy to give you a few insights!!


[url]http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/[url]


Hope this helps some!!

~Trav
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


Nicky D
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I think Germany has better testing, and has more doctors that believe in chronic Lyme.
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