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The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was created to promote a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease and related illnesses through research, education and advocacy to help reduce misdiagnosis and improve treatments for Lyme disease.

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Recognizing symptoms and learning how to talk to your doctor are the first steps towards treatment.

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Understanding Lyme disease is the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

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Recent dispatches

Research priorities of patients with Lyme disease in pregnancy

ByCatherine KinsellaFeb 13, 20243 min read

This recent Canadian study articulates many of the concerns that Lyme patients have, including the concern that mothers have…

Vision loss and Lyme neuroborreliosis

ByCatherine KinsellaFeb 7, 20243 min read

This case presentation highlights the importance of considering Lyme disease as a possible cause of vision loss and other…

Persistence of Lyme patients and the role of patient organizations

ByCanLyme TeamJan 23, 20245 min read

What happens when growing numbers of patients are unable to receive a diagnosis and adequate treatment for Lyme disease?…

Combination antibiotic therapy for treatment of Lyme disease

ByCatherine KinsellaJan 19, 20241 min read

Dr. Monica Embers, Director of Vector-Borne Disease Research at Tulane University, discusses the difference between antibiotic tolerance and resistance…

Where there are ticks, there’s often Lyme disease

Lyme disease is caused by an infection that is most often transmitted by ticks, but it can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.

Ticks can attach to your body without being seen or felt, and diagnosis can be difficult due to symptom presentation, testing protocols and other challenges. 

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Research explores the clinical presentations of Lyme neuroborreliosis

ByCatherine KinsellaNov 22, 20233 min read

New research out of Lithuania highlights the importance of keeping the neurological manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) on the…

Profiling disease burden and Borrelia seroprevalence in Canadians with complex and chronic illness

ByCanLyme TeamNov 10, 20231 min read

Victoria Sanderson and her research team looked at both the health burden and serology of Lyme patients, those with…

Chapter review: Lyme Disease can be a diagnosis of hope by Janet and Felix Sperling

ByCatherine KinsellaNov 9, 202372 min read

For decades now, patients, parents, clinicians and researchers have come face to face with the shortcomings in our healthcare…

US CDC links Borrelia burgdorferi to chronic symptoms

ByJanet Sperling, PhDNov 2, 20232 min read

As recently as 2006, the IDSA guidelines referred to the very real symptoms of chronic Lyme disease as ’the…

Lyme Carditis from A to Z: A new book by Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

ByCanLyme TeamOct 27, 20231 min read

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, an internationally renowned cardiologist based in Kingston, Ontario has just announced the release of the much-anticipated…

Whole genome sequencing of human Borrelia burgdorferi isolates reveals linked blocks of accessory genome elements located on plasmids and associated with human dissemination

ByCanLyme TeamSep 16, 20232 min read

Abstract Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. The clinical manifestations of Lyme…

Case study demonstrates need for increased Lyme literacy among health practitioners

ByDr. Sarah KeatingSep 8, 20231 min read

A new patient focused Lyme disease study funded by CanLyme explores the experiences of a Canadian adolescent with symptom-persistent…

Alternative Lyme disease treatments

ByRobert G. MurraySep 6, 20233 min read

Alternative Lyme disease treatments are popular either used alone or in conjunction with antibiotics.1For information about the MyLymeData Registry,…

Children are more than twice as likely to lose their detectable antibodies to Lyme disease bacteria

ByCanLyme TeamAug 28, 20232 min read

Background Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), is the most common tick-borne infection in Germany. Antibodies against Bb are prevalent in…