Lyme Disease: Why It's Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It

Lyme Disease: Why It's Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It

by Alan G. Barbour

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421417219
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 839,288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan G. Barbour, MD, is a professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a co-discoverer of the cause of Lyme disease, and a leading Lyme disease researcher.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Early Infection and the Immune Response
2. Late Infection and Its Complications
3. The Pathogen, Its Vector, and Its Reservoirs
4. The Ecology of Lyme Disease
5. Approach to Diagnosis
6. Laboratory Tests: The Basics
7. Putting Laboratory Testing in Its Place
8. Antibiotics and Lyme Disease
9. Putting Antibiotics to Use
10. After Antibiotic Therapy Ends
11. Deer Ticks Transmit Other Diseases
12. Preventing Lyme Disease
13. Preventing Lyme Disease
Trusted Internet Sites
Notes
Glossary
Index

What People are Saying About This

John F. Anderson

"An outstanding book on the history, diagnosis, treatment, preventive measures, and natural course of Lyme disease. Alan Barbour’s Lyme Disease is comprehensive and understandable—an informative and much needed book both for medical and scientific professionals and for the thousands of people annually exposed to tick bites."

Philip Baker

If you are seeking reliable and accurate evidence-based information on Lyme disease, this is the first book to read. Dr. Barbour treats key issues related to Lyme disease with clarity for the nonspecialist. It is a welcome relief from the cacophony of false and misleading information being disseminated in the media, and thereby makes a significant contribution to the public health. It will be a valuable reference resource on Lyme disease for many years to come.

Phillip J. Baker

"If you are seeking reliable and accurate evidence-based information on Lyme disease, this is the first book to read. Dr. Barbour treats key issues related to Lyme disease with clarity for the nonspecialist. It is a welcome relief from the cacophony of false and misleading information being disseminated in the media, and thereby makes a significant contribution to the public health. It will be a valuable reference resource on Lyme disease for many years to come."

Susan O'Connell

"Alan Barbour has been at the forefront of Lyme disease research for over 40 years. His book is very enjoyable to read and addresses the significant uncertainties and misunderstandings contributing to Lyme-related controversies. It is an invaluable resource for everyone concerned about the disease."

John Halperin

"Science is complex—infections and the immune response to them particularly so—and complexity sows confusion. Misinterpretations of the biology of Lyme disease have created an air of mystery, making it possible for fanciful notions to grow up around this 'great imitator.' In this charming volume, Dr. Barbour, a pioneer of this field, provides a remarkably clear yet subtle description of these complexities, readable by any non-scientist who truly wants to understand this fascinating infection. A must read!"

Barbara J. B. Johnson

"Want to really understand Lyme disease? Here is an engaging, conversational review that is presented with empathy.It is clear, thorough, nuanced and evidence-based.Grounded in the principles of good medicine, this book will be a valuable resource for health care providers and patients alike."

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