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Minerva Medica 2009 April;100(2):171-2

language: English

Analysis of a flawed double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of patients claimed to have persistent Lyme disease following treatment

Wormser G. P. 1, Shapiro E. D. 2, Halperin J. J. 3, Porwancher R. B. 4, O’Connell S. 5, Nadelman R. B. 1, Strle F. 6, Radolf J. 7 D., Hovius J. W. R. 8, Baker P. J. 9, Fingerle V. 10, Dattwyler R. J. 11

1 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA
2 Departments of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Public Health and Investigative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New Haven, CT, USA
3 Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, Summit, NJ, USA and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
4 Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, USA
5 Lyme Borreliosis Unit, Health Protection Agency Microbiology Laboratory, Southampton General Hospital, UK
6 Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
7 Departments of Medicine and of Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
8 Department of Internal Medicine and Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
9 American Lyme Disease Foundation, Lyme, CT, USA
10 National Reference Center for Borrelia, Bavarian Food and Health Safety Authority, Munich, Germany
11 Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA


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