Final report of the Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In April 2008, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) entered into an agreement with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to voluntarily undertake a special review of its 2006 Lyme disease guidelines. This agreement ended the Attorney General's investigation into the process by which the guidelines were developed. The IDSA agreed to convene an independent panel to conduct a one-time review of the guidelines. The Review Panel members, vetted by an ombudsman for potential conflicts of interest, reviewed the entirety of the 2006 guidelines, with particular attention to the recommendations devoted to post-Lyme disease syndromes. After multiple meetings, a public hearing, and extensive review of research and other information, the Review Panel concluded that the recommendations contained in the 2006 guidelines were medically and scientifically justified on the basis of all of the available evidence and that no changes to the guidelines were necessary.

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Cited Authors

  • Lantos, PM; Charini, WA; Medoff, G; Moro, MH; Mushatt, DM; Parsonnet, J; Sanders, JW; Baker, CJ

Published Date

  • July 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 20504239

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/654809


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States