The Persistent Lyme Disease: "True Chronic Lyme Disease" rather than "Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome"
Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
J Glob Infect Dis. 2018 Jul-Sep;10(3):170-171
Lacout A, El Hajjam M, Marcy PY, Perronne C
A controversy continues regarding the reality of a chronic form of Lyme disease. Chronic Lyme disease can present as a "post-Lyme syndrome" explained by inflammatory and immunological phenomena, or as a genuine "chronic form" attributable to the persistence of the bacteria despite proper antibiotic therapy as per the current guidelines. The current guidelines however may not be so appropriate in the latter case.