Adirondack Health is seeking 100 individuals with newly diagnosed, untreated Lyme disease, recurrent Lyme disease (with evidence of a new infection), or suspected Lyme disease for the opportunity to participate in an ongoing research study.
Anyone interested in participating should call 518-897-2292.
Those diagnosed with Lyme disease who have not yet been treated will be automatically accepted for participation. People who exhibit Lyme disease symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed will be guided through a brief questionnaire regarding their history with Lyme disease and their symptoms. If selected for participation, the individual would be required to supply a blood sample for testing.
All Lyme positive participants will be given the option of scheduling one free consultation with Dr. Jonathan Krant, rheumatologist for Adirondack Health, and would be asked to give a blood sample for study purposes.
Lyme positive participants would have the option of receiving treatment from Krant or being referred back to their primary physician. Treatment is not free and would have to be submitted to the patient’s insurance provider for coverage.
Once 100 individuals have been identified for participation, free consultations and Lyme tests will no longer be offered.
This study aims to find better treatments to dramatically improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise