Struck by a duck? Burned because your water skis caught on fire? Have a bizarre personal appearance? Fortunately, the World Health Organization has assigned over 68,000 diagnostic codes to cover these and thousands of other conditions. However, while getting struck by a duck or a spacecraft collision gets you care, Lyme Disease does not. 
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Recently Dutch national television highlighted how at least fifty parents of children with Lyme were accused of child abuse by the Child Protection Services during the last two years.

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Sunday, 31 July 2016 08:08

Lyme is the most scary MUS

The Dutch medical Journal "Medical Contact" has recently been publishing a number of columns about Lyme Disease, written by doctors. This journal is the main source of information for Dutch GP's. Here you can read the text of the column published on July 25, 2016, written by neurologist Emile Keuters.

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TO: Editors of the Arts & Patient magazine (Medisch Contact)

Dear Editors:  I am writing to express a concern about the article you recently published, written by Professor Jan Keppel Hesselink. The article was a position paper about how patients and the lay-public have exaggerated concerns or misrepresented the seriousness of Lyme disease and modern vaccines. 
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Luc Bonneux's column in Medical Contact was followed by an open letter written by Inge van Ulden, MsC. She is a scientist, Lyme author and has been suffering from chronic Lyme during the last eight years. 

"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." Max Planck

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This column was published in the Dutch A-ranking Medical Journal called 'Medical Contact'. Its author is a self proclaimed epidemiologist and apparently also a 'Lyme expert’. This column provoked an open letter from a scientifically trained Dutch Lyme author called Inge van Ulden, who neatly spelled out why his unfounded opinions are very harmful for ill people. She also found out that the same ‘expert epidemiologist’ is actually trained as a biologist.

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On June 16, 2016 another article related to chronic Lyme Disease was published in the A-ranking Dutch Medical Magazines 'Doctor & Patient' and 'Medical Contact'. This is the main source of information for Dutch doctors to learn about complex diseases such as Lyme Disease and the latest scientific insights about them. One of its authors is the professor who inspired me to sum up the incredible nonsense that doctors believe about Lyme, worldwide. 

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Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:31

How can Lyme be recognized?

Recognizing Lyme is very hard. The Borrelia, which is causing Lyme, is called ‘the great imitator’. A spirochete is a type of drill-shaped parasite that needs a host body to survive. Lyme shows up as more than 300 different diseases in disguise, as you can see on the cover of this e-book. In order to better understand this, you need to know that the Borrelia has a famous ‘cousin’. That cousin is the spirochete Treponema pallidum, which caused Syphilis. 

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:40

Interview: Frontier Magazine

A Dutch interview by journalist Frans Vermeulen, whose best friend turned out to have had chronic Lyme for years. His quest for information led Frans to me, which led to an inetresting conversation.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:34

Interview NVLP: Sign on the Wall?

An interview with me about my 2014 book 'Shifting the Lyme Paradigm', by the NVLP (Dutch Federation of Lyme Patients) in their member magazine.
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