DISEASE - BORRELIOSIS (Chronic)
Lyme Disease Australia
and associated TBD (Tick born diseases)
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is here to stay. Its not a
rural disease, its in the suburbs too
See the latest ACIDS guidelines
Dr Mayne is a member of ACIDS - Australian Chronic
Infectious Disease Society
New additional website
A new concept in care for Lyme illness (borreliosis)
Powerful news item on French National TV
In 2 mins 38 secs this short video transmits most of our
Australian problem with this disease
Many people are having hyperthermia treatment overseas
and returning worse
than when they set off
This is because of
unrecognised and untreated
which flare immediately after the hyperthermia
Mayne has returned to limited work at this stage and is working in the areas
of dermatology, skin cancer and Lyme disease. For Lyme disease a patient
requires a referral from a "willing" doctor - a doctor prepared to
be involved in your treatment. This is because Dr Mayne has ongoing health
issues that will require hospitalisation and time away from his practice
during 2015 and possibly into 2016.
Lyme disease is being called borreliosis in Australia
Not only do we have Lyme disease but also babesia,
bartonella, anaplasmosis, ehrlichia chaffeensis infection and rickettsiae,
all as coinfections most likely introduced at the same time. Then we also
have other problematic coinfections with chlamydia pneumoniae, mycoplasma
(including fermentans), Q fever and brucellosis.
Dr Mayne is a member of ILADS (International Lyme and
Associated Diseases Society).
This component of the website is produced for education purposes only. It is
absolutely not produced for the purpose of self diagnosis and reliance on
any information within without personal direct medical advice during
consultation is to be absolutely, in all possible ways, advised against.
From 1992 Dr Mayne has had an intense interest in
the early initial infection, erythema migrans (EM) that goes on to cause
chronic lyme disease. This interest was sharpened by the dermatology diploma
he did in 2005 in terms of early recognition of the disease and also the
unique skin manifestation that can rarely occur much later in the disease.
See photos on this hyperlink.
Dr Mayne became involved with Australian PCR
detection of the disease in some of his longstanding EM patients over 2008
and 2009. PCR detection of any disease is superior to tests relying on
serology. Indeed you can have negative serology with positive PCR and this
is particularly so in lyme disease.
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Last Lyme pages update Jan 2015