There are two schools of thought on treating Lyme disease.
Most doctors tend to follow the protocol established by the Infectious Disease Society of America, which calls for oral antibiotics for 10 to 28 days.
But a few follow a protocol set by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. It calls for "a duration of therapy guided by clinical response rather than an arbitrary treatment course."
The society believes that physicians should consider trying different antibiotics and should be open to longer treatment if the illness is more complicated, said Dr. Daniel Cameron, past president of the society and a Lyme disease expert.
"Not everyone is well at 30 days," he said.
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