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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...Introduction LymE dIsEAsE OuTsIdE In On October 5, 2013, Lyme disease advocates or ga nized a protest against the Infectious Diseases Society of Amer i ca (idsa). The protest took place in San Francisco, in front of the convention center where the idsa was holding its annual conference. Protesters...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...1mAppInG THE LymE dIsEAsE COnTROvERsy Although I chose this proj ect in part because it was controversial, I did not re- alize until my research had already begun that Lyme disease is so controver- sial that even describing it as a contested field is controversial. Because many contend...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...2pREvEnTInG LymE Susan is an artist who lives with her family in a farm house in Connecti- cut. Her studio is located in a barn that is adjacent to the house. From the win dows of both buildings, the windswept fields and surrounding woods create verdant tableaux that are her art s inspiration. When...
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By Abigail A. Dumes
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...3LIvInG LymE At the end of a two- hour intake at a Lyme- literate practice, the patient, re- flecting on every thing he had heard, asked, So what is Lyme disease? The nurse practitioner answered, It s like Alice in Wonderland: it means diff er- ent things to diff er ent people. This response...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...4dIAGnOsInG And TREATInG LymE Before my research began, I was unfamiliar with the allegorical tale of the elephant and the blind men; by research s end, it was a story so familiar told to me by both mainstream and Lyme- literate physicians that I won- dered how I had never heard it before...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
... of Lyme disease and provide local physicians with protection from lawsuits to ensure that they can treat the disease with the aggressive antibiotics that are required (T. Murphy 2012). Within twenty- four hours of this report, Romney s Lyme disease mailers and Lyme disease itself had been col...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...Conclusion THROuGH LymE s LOOkInG GLAss On July 31, 2016, in what was described as a historic landslide victory by Lyme advocates and Lyme- literate physicians, the Mas sa chu setts legislature passed bill H.4491 (An Act Relative to Long- Term Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Lyme Disease...
Book Chapter

By Abigail A. Dumes
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...Glossary antibody: A protein produced by the immune system in response and counterac- tion to an antigen. antigen: A foreign substance in the body that induces an immune response. borrelia burgdorferi: The bacterium that causes Lyme disease. cam: Complementary and alternative medicine cdc: Centers...
Book Chapter

By Abigail A. Dumes
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...Notes Introduction 1 Many find the term Lyme literate offensive because it implies that those who do not recognize chronic Lyme disease and do not treat it with extended antibi- otics are not literate in Lyme disease. Because this is the term that most patients and many physicians who treat...
Book Chapter

By Abigail A. Dumes
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...- Confirmed Erythema Migrans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 34 (1): 1 9. Aguero- Rosenfeld, M. E., J. Nowakowski, D. F. McKenna, et al. 1993. Serodiagno- sis in Early Lyme Disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 31 (12): 3090 95. 274 REfEREnCEs Aguero- Rosenfeld, M. E., G. Wang, I. Schwartz, et al...
Book Chapter

By Abigail A. Dumes
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007395-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
...activated health citizens, 5 6 active infection, 49; antibody testing and, 253n52; PCR detection and, 252n41 acute Lyme disease, 19, 168, 260n3; as biomedically explainable, 159; gender distribution of, 116; identifying with, 117; symptoms of, 101, 160; treatment of, 16, 152 aesthetic of nature, 66...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 24 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0739-5
... wizardry. And three wonderful research assistants Zoe Boudart, Anna Deming, and Jeremy Ray for their meticulous help with in- text cita- tions and the bibliography. Portions of chapter 2 appeared in a chapter titled Paradise Poisoned: Nature, Environmental Risk, and the Practice of Lyme Disease...
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By Eli Clare
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
... often the medical- industrial complex names our visceral experiences trouble regardless of what we know about our own body- minds. But some- times this dynamic shifts. I think of chronic Lyme disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fa- tigue immune dysfunction syndrome (me / cfids), multiple...
Book Chapter

By Eli Clare
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
...; imbecility, 39, 105 6, 110 11; kinship and, 103, 111; learning disability, 8 9, 55 56; Lyme disease, 73; mental re- tardation, xv, 41 42, 76, 107, 111, 139; misdiagnosis in relation to, 42 44; moron, 39, 103, 156; multiple chemical sensitivity, 73; pedophilia, 140 41; personhood and, 71 72...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021209-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2120-9
... that have known associations with infec- tions such as Lyme disease, as well as reactive arthritis, which has been linked to diarrheal and genitourinary infections. Even in cases of infec- tion, it is challenging to predict who will develop autoimmune disease and who will not. When to Call the Doctor Call...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012030-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1203-0
... in which, even as such coastal flooding exerts massive impacts on human health, compound- ing chronic changes in temperature, precipitation rates, and humidity [will further] influence vector- borne diseases (malaria and dengue fever) as well as hantaviruses, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005513-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0551-3
... at St. Christopher School, a Quaker, progressive, vegetarian institution. The clincher was the school s additional job offer to Moore s mother, who became the head of one of their residential houses. Eventually, they sent Anthony to boarding school in Lyme Regis, Dorset, where he sang madrigals...