Politicians should act to stop the denial of the disease. Several states in the USA and Canada passed laws recognising chronic Lyme disease. This political change should lead to end prosecutions against laboratories that try to improve the tests and against medical doctors who take care of these patients. These laws encourage the funding of research. Other countries should follow this way.
National and international independent groups of open-minded experts coming from different fields, physicians, veterinarians, bacteriologists, parasitologists, entomologists, sociologists should be created to make advanced recommendations and research projects. As for HIV or any other chronic disease, the associations of patients should be involved in these actions.
Patients and physicians not only need the support of politicians but also of the pharmaceutical companies in order to develop new diagnostic tests and new treatments for the millions of patients around.
Review of 'Shifting the Lyme Paradigm' by Professor Christian Perronne, MD, PhD. Head of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, University Hospital Raymond Poincaré, France