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Permanente Lyme Disease Patient Stories
Perez-Lizano's Lyme Disease Story - Oregon Health Care Town
many years I was a Kaiser member but was forced to change health plans
when the infectious
diseases clinicians at Kaiser flatly refused me a
Lyme disease diagnosis.
Diane, Berkley, Stephen, Ryan, Mary Beth
Tack and Terry and Cora Will and their children Chad, and Sheena Will.
Mystery Illness Solved: Lyme Disease -- Oregon Family Suffered Years
And Years' From Ailment Carried By Ticks
by politics of Lyme Disease - Kaiser refuses to treat, family
pays - By Emilie Crofton - After Kaiser
Alyssa's health problems were not due to Lyme disease, the Moris
pursued other channels, knowing
in their hearts that something else was
causing their daughter's medical condition. Something was wrong, and
they were determined to find the cause.
Read Here and Here
victims relate experiences
Enterprise - date:
By John Hall
Learning about Lyme disease the hard way - MercuryNews.com - A month
ago, Bart Fenolio was
told he had
Lou Gehrig's disease and had two months to live. Doctors advised his
wife, Heidi, to take him home and call
a hospice. Read More Here
Fenolio still tires easily, needs a
walker to get around and has occasional memory lapses. He knows it
could take years for him to overcome the devastating effects of chronic
Lyme disease. - Read More Here
FIRST LYME DISEASE CASE REPORTED IN SOUTH STATE
first confirmed case of tick-borne Lyme
caught in Southern California - at Cucamonga Peak -
(Arlington, VA) - Saturday, June 8, 1991
Author: MARILYN LEARY: (c)
Gannett News Service
has been reported
by the San Bernardino County Public Health Department.
Smith - A Tick Took Away Her High School Time
from The Redlands Daily News
disease -- is it simply one tick away?
Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Thursday, December 17, 1992
CHERYL CLARK, Staff Writer
49, was seen at Kaiser Permanente by a physician's assistant
ordered a blood test for Lyme disease
antibodies. Even though
test was negative, the Poway resident was given a 30-day prescription
and now feels fine. Fry is sure he had Lyme disease.
keeps focus on Lyme disease
Marin Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA) - Tuesday, February 21, 2006
In 1995, when she was living in San Rafael, Katherine Renfield was
awakened by a tick bite on the back of her leg.
bulls-eye rash developed soon after. Her internist diagnosed her as
having Lyme disease . She took a low dose
of the antibiotic Doxycycline
for two weeks, and she assumed that would be the end of it.
CASES UP IN COUNTY: RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST
THAT CARRY BACTERIA
Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - Saturday, June 17, 2006
Author: BOB NORBERG ; THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
"Part of the increase in Lyme disease may be explained by new reporting
standards adopted last year.
Both laboratories and physicians are now
required to report positive blood tests, said Dr. Gary Green,
infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in
about side effects afflict vaccine sales
steep drop in sales, attributed to worries about side effects, led
the only manufacturer of Lyme vaccine
Times-Star (CA) - Monday, April 29, 2002
Author: Staff Writer
recently to cease production of the inoculation.
While health experts in California said the preventive tool was used
infrequently locally, the vaccine's demise
also be a sign of escalating, but unwarranted concerns, over the health
effects of vaccines, said Dr. Henry
co-director of Kaiser
Permanente's Vaccine Study Center in Oakland.
Some individuals reported that they experienced joint aches and muscle
pain after getting the Lyme disease
and numerous lawsuits were filed against manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
But large-scale studies found
health effects from the vaccine, Shinefield said.
disease usually responds well to antibiotics
Enterprise-Record (Chico, CA)
- Thursday, April 6, 2000
MITCHELL - Staff Writer
Le is chair for infectious diseases
Center in Santa Rosa. Sonoma County and also Butte, Humboldt,
and San Diego counties have reported
most of the state's Lyme
the last few years.
Butte County leads the state, with 89 cases since
1996. Humboldt is second, with 60 cases
in that period, followed by
Sonoma with 54, San Diego with 32 and
Mendocino with 29.