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New Hopkins center to focus on Lyme disease, continuing problems
New Hopkins center to focus on Lyme disease, continuing problems

Antibiotics have been so effective in wiping out all traces of Lyme disease infections that doctors haven't always believed people who said they still suffered for months or even years. Many chafed at the idea of "chronic" Lyme disease because they believed patients no longer had it. But the scientific community has been coalescing around the idea that something is happening — that maybe the bacterial infection caused by tick bites is morphing into or triggering a new disease in some patients. Some estimate "post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome" affects as many as one in five who contracted the infection. Johns Hopkins researchers now plan to study the...

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