The Latest in Lyme Disease with Andrew Nowalk, MD, PhD

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Dr. Andrew Nowalk is Associate Professor and Clinical Director in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, both at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.He maintains a clinical practice and an active research program in Lyme disease, examining the epidemic of Lyme disease in Western Pennsylvania and searching to improve treatment and testing for pediatric Lyme disease cases. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Nowalk serves as a residency program director in pediatrics for the UPMC Medical Education program, and lectures and mentors students, residents and fellows through the Medical Center.

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kevin15chopper says:

I’m 40 yrs old and grew up on a farm and had a pet deer and farm animals and woke up one morning sick and face paralyzed form3 months when I was 6 yrs old and they found a tick in my ear canal and gave me a weeks antibiotics and it’s been living HELL every since!! Drs turned me away and finally found a Lyme dr 5 yrs ago and it’s hasn’t helped at all and can’t afford it anymore!!!!!, the government needs to fix the problem they started!!!!!!!!

W says:

About my dog … He does have joint arthritis from the lyme disease. He's only 2 1/2 years old. American cocker spaniel.

We did not get the lyme disease vaccine for him as a puppy (a big mistake) , but he got it after he was treated.

I know I am a big believer in lyme disease vaccine for your dog.

W says:

I am a 1992 Univ of Pittsburgh SOM grad. I love these podcasts. Keep 'em coming.

By the way…I live in southern WV and my dog has lyme disease from a tick.

And my brother had stained teeth from tetracycline as a baby. It really was a major issue for his self-esteem . He couldn't afford veneers, but I helped him get some.

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