Lyme Literacy - Unmasking "The Great Imitator"

Presented by
Casey Kelley, MD

What to expect

Did you know that 300,000-500,000 people per year develop Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections? Indeed, many experts believe the true number of Lyme disease cases is much higher due to the difficulty in diagnosis, which is often referred to as diagnosis by exclusion.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. Typical early-onset symptoms can include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, the manifestations of Lyme infection can affect any organ but typically materialize in the joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Because symptoms mimic many other diseases, Lyme disease is referred to as “The Great Imitator.”

In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness month, this webinar is featuring Lyme expert and integrative medicine physician Casey Kelley. Dr. Kelley will detail how to detect and treat Lyme disease and common co-infections using an integrative medicine approach.

What you will learn:

• Facts about Lyme transmission

• The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease

• Common co-infections and prevalence of misdiagnosis

• The accuracy of clinical tests for detecting Lyme

• Common treatments for Lyme and their effectiveness
Meet the instructor

Casey Kelley, MD

Since graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completing her residency in family medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Casey Kelley, MD, has been asking questions about healthy longevity and healing that conventional medicine doesn’t fully answer. Seeking those answers, she studied functional medicine to complement her traditional medical studies. In addition to earning board certification in family medicine, she was among the first physicians to become board certified in integrative medicine. She is a 10-year member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), treasurer on the board of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and is a founding member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). She has studied the causes, effects, and treatments of Lyme disease extensively and lectures nationally on this and other topics. Dr. Kelley is the founder and medical director of Case Integrative Health in Chicago.
Patrick Jones - Course author