Lyme Disease (cont.)
There is no surgical treatment for Lyme disease.
In severe cases of chronic Lyme arthritis, removal of the lining of the affected joints (synovectomy) may be needed if the arthritis has not responded to antibiotics.
Currently there is no other treatment for Lyme disease.
If you have problems with memory, concentration, or thinking as a result of late Lyme disease, you may benefit from therapy that helps you regain or improve your mental abilities (cognitive rehabilitation).
Other Places To Get Help
|American Lyme Disease Foundation|
|P.O. Box 466|
|Lyme, CT 06371|
email@example.com (to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about Lyme disease)
|Web Address: ||www.aldf.com|
This organization provides health professionals and the public with pamphlets, videos, and other educational materials about tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease. The foundation also has a service to help you find a doctor who knows about diagnosing and treating tick-borne infections.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Division of Vector Borne Diseases (DVBID)|
|3150 Rampart Road|
|Fort Collins, CO 80521|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Fax: ||(770) 488-4760|
|Web Address: ||http://cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/|
The Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases is a national and international reference center for vector-borne viral and bacterial diseases. The mission of the division is to develop and maintain effective surveillance for vector-borne infectious diseases; conduct field and laboratory research and epidemic aid investigations; develop improved methods and strategies for disease diagnosis, surveillance, prevention, and control; and provide information and technical expertise.
|Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness|
|Web Address: ||http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/insect/index.cfm|
This EPA website provides information about how long insect repellents will work and how to use them. There is also information about other ways to protect yourself from biting insects.
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health|
|NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations|
|6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-6612|
|Phone: ||1-866-284-4107 toll-free|
|Phone: ||(301) 496-5717|
|Fax: ||(301) 402-3573|
|Web Address: ||www.niaid.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts research and provides consumer information on infectious and immune-system-related diseases.