Resources

Printed Materials

What is Lyme Disease - Brochure
The Texas Lyme Disease Association has prepared a comprehensive brochure to introduce Texas residents to the prevalence and perils of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses in our state. We encourage you to study this brochure, print it for future reference, and forward it to your family, friends, neighbors, schools, and healthcare professionals. These colorful and informative brochures may be freely printed and distributed without modification for non-commercial use. If you would like some brochures mailed to your clinic, organization, support group, or for an upcoming conference, go to the Contact Form and enter the mailing instructions along with the number of brochures you would like to receive and we will send them to you. TXLDA is seeking donors and corporate sponsors for future printings of this brochure and the Spanish version. If you or your employer would like to sponsor this brochure, please go to the Contact Form and tell us what you would like to contribute. An acknowledgement will be prominently placed on the cover.
What is Lyme Disease Brochure - English Version (774k PDF)
What is Lyme Disease Brochure - Spanish Version (774k PDF)

Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Lyme Disease - Brochure
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has put together a comprehensive document outlining guidelines for the treatment and management of Lyme disease.
Download the ILADS Guidelines (336k PDF)

Targeting Lyme Rashes - Poster
While the classic bull's eye rash (erythema migrans) is proof positive of Lyme disease, roughly half of Lyme patients do not report seeing a rash. And, if a rash does develop, it may not form the concentric circles of a bull's eye.

This poster identifies some of the other forms Lyme rashes can take. Permission to use this poster has been granted by LymeMD ,the Lyme Disease Research Foundation. If you would like to share this poster with others please contact lymemd.org for permission to do so.
Targeting Lyme Rashes - Poster (6MB PDF)

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Web Sites And Online Resources

Podcast on Canine Tick-Borne Illnesses
Genome Barks Podcast

Texans for Patients and Physicians Rights
Dedicated to protecting the freedoms of patients' and physicians' rights in Texas and throughout the United States. If you would like to join this effort please contact us and feel free to distribute these articles and editorials widely
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The following links all provide additional information about tick borne illnesses and Lyme disease.

Lyme Websites
For more information about Lyme disease, visit these affiliated websites:
lymediseaseassociation.org
lymedisease.org
ilads.org
ticktexas.org
standupforlyme.org
lymeinfo.net
lymenet.org
tbdalliance.org

Websites for kids
A wonderful website developed by a 15 year old boy named Devon with Lyme disease. Great information and educational games for kids young and old.
Tick Tips 4 Kids

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Videos

TXLDA PSA
View our YouTube public service announcement on Lyme Disease.


A compelling documentary about Lyme Disease sufferers.
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, Under Our Skin exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.
Schedule a screening

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Lyme Stories And News

Lyme Patients Stories
TXLDA has published a book of excerpts from the stories of Texas Lyme patients. This book is copyrighted and is not to be altered in any way; however, since our goal is education about Lyme disease, you may give copies to as many people as you like.
A pdf may be downloaded here.

The Lyme Times
The Lyme Times is a quarterly magazine published by lymediease.org, the California Lyme disease association. It is the best resource for current issues affecting Lyme patients. To subscribe, visit www.lymedisease.org.

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White papers

Texas Children with Lyme Disease
At the request of the Texas Pediatric Society, following legislative hearings about Lyme disease in 2000, a member of the TXLDA board submitted a white paper on three Texas pediatric Lyme cases.
A pdf may be downloaded here.

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Legislation

Proclamations from the State of Texas
Texas Proclamation
Austin Proclamation

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Support Groups

Local Meetings
North Texas Lyme Group
Stand Up for Lyme

Yahoo Groups
Texas Lyme Support Group (Yahoo)
Robyn's Lyme List

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Suggested Reading

Comprehensive reading about Lyme, its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Patient Guides:
Bull's-Eye: Unraveling the Mystery of Lyme Disease
By Jonathan A. Edlow
Hardcover / Published 2003 - Robert B. Parker
A compelling mystery and a riveting account of science in action.

Coping with Lyme Disease: Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment
By Denise Lang and Kenneth Liegner, M.D.
Paperback / Published 2004
A good guide to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders
By Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner, et al
Paperback / Published 1997
A complete review of the disease and the issues from the Chairperson of the Lyme Disease Foundation Board of Directors.

Patient stories and Lyme disease history:
The Widening Circle: A Lyme Disease Pioneer Tells Her Story
By Polly Murray
Hardcover Published 1996
A detailed account of the history of Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease: A Mother's Perspective
By Karen Angotti
Published 1993
The true story of a family and their struggle with Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease: My Search for a Diagnosis
By Linda Hanner
Published 1991

Lyme Disease: Time for Truth
VHS video tape
Published 1997
Details on this tape are reviewed in LymeNet Newsletter Vol. #5 #01

Books for medical professionals:
Lyme Disease: Molecular and Immunologic Approaches (Current Communications in Cell & Molecular Biology, Vol. 6)
Steven E. Schutzer (Editor)
Paperback / Published 1992

Aspects of Lyme Borreliosis
K. Weber, W. Borgdorfer (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1992
History and Characteristics of Borrelia burgdorferi / Ecology and histopathology of Lyme borreliosis / Clinical features of Lyme borreliosis / Microbiological diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis / Therapy of Lyme borreliosis / Epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis.
A total of 29 papers by various authors.

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant
Jack S. Remington, Jerome O. Klein (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1995
This contains eighty pages devoted to Lyme disease, by Tessa Gardner, M.D., The Organism / Epidemiology and Transmission / Pathology and Pathogenesis / Clinical Manifestations / Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis / Therapy / Prevention.
With 428 references.

Ecology and Environmental Management of Lyme Disease
Howard S. Ginsberg (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1993

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For Physicians

CME courses

TXLDA sponsors CME courses in tick-borne diseases. Our upcoming classes:

Case Studies in Lyme Disease: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney

Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Class: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM Breakfast provided

Venue: UT Southwestern Medical Center
The AW Harris Faculty-Alumni Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
(Parking available in Aston Garage)

Accreditation
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
(Same course on 11/12 & 2/13 was approved for 4.0 credits)

Grants to conferences

TXLDA also gladly sponsors doctors to the Lyme Disease Conference of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society. Their next conference will be in Boston, MA, November 24. The Westchester Academy of Medicine has designated the ILADS Boston Lyme Disease Conference for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category I Credits. If you are a physician and would like to be considered for a grant to the ILADS conference to obtain CME credit, please go to the Contact Form.

Under direction from the Texas Legislature to provide for Continuing Medical Education courses in the treatment of tick-borne diseases, the Texas Medical Board has made the following addition to its Rules:

(6) A physician whose practice includes the treatment of tick-borne diseases should complete CME in the treatment of tick-borne diseases that meet the requirements described in subparagraph (1)(A)-(D).

These are:
(A) designated for AMA/PRA Category 1 credit by a CME sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a state medical society recognized by the Committee for Review and Recognition of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education;

(B) approved for prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians;

(C) designated for AOA Category 1-A credit required for osteopathic physicians by an accredited CME sponsor approved by the American Osteopathic Association;

(D) approved by the Texas Medical Association based on standards established by the AMA for its Physician's Recognition Award; for Texas physicians.