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Study: Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment Gave No Relief For Lasting Lyme Symptoms
National Public Radio

For some people with Lyme disease, the illness seems to take a lasting toll.

Years after a standard two-week course of antibiotics against Borrellia burgdorferi or closely related organisms that cause the disease, these patients remain exhausted and foggy-headed. They suffer from chronic aches and pains and poor sleep.

In the last decade and a half, medical societies and some patient groups have fought over how to treat these people and also over the reasons why they don’t get better.