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Seven page autopsy results of Lyme patient Vicki Logan

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

Mar 7, 2017 — Please see the follow-up email below to Joseph Alpert, MD, Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Medicine:
_________________________________________________________________________
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:14:04 AM
From: "Carl Tuttle"
To: jalpert@email.arizona.edu
Subject: Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease


March 7, 2017

The American Journal of Medicine
3615 N. Prince Village Place, Suite 181
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Attn: Joseph Alpert, MD, Editor in Chief

Dear Dr. Alpert,

As a follow-up to my previous letter dated March 4th, Lyme patient Vicki Logan’s 1991 positive culture test performed by the Centers for Disease Control should have set off a red flag but was ignored while the focus remained on discrediting the sick and disabled Lyme patient population. [1]
Here are links to the seven page autopsy results of patient Vicki Logan showing histopathologic findings consistent with neurologic manifestations of chronic Lyme disease.

Vicki Logan’s Autopsy results:

Page 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ykib95sfp66adb/Logan%20Autopsy%201.JPG?dl=0

Page 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lysfqd3vjc63bkl/Logan%20Autopsy%202.JPG?dl=0

Page 3 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zq7kj953f7mejkn/Logan%20Autopsy%203.JPG?dl=0

Page 4 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqkgxynm5bn88jg/Logan%20Autopsy%204.JPG?dl=0

Page 5 https://www.dropbox.com/s/id8bbppoiscxuiq/Logan%20Autopsy%205.JPG?dl=0

Page 6 https://www.dropbox.com/s/mnms2un02g19kg7/Logan%20Autopsy%206.JPG?dl=0

Page 7 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nfvqbidao16yynf/Logan%20Autopsy%207.JPG?dl=0

The destructive nature of Borrelia is evident in Vicki Logan’s liver (nutmeg liver), kidneys, heart, lungs and brain. The patient died after the insurer refused additional IV antibiotic therapy.

I would like to point out the following case study from Stony Brook Lyme clinic. I understand the patient received thirteen spinal taps, multiple courses of IV and oral meds, and relapsed after each one, proven by CSF antigens and/or PCR. The only way this patient (said to be a physician) remained in remission was to keep her on open ended clarithromycin- was on it for 22 months by the time of publication.

Seronegative Chronic Relapsing Neuroborreliosis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7796837

Lawrence C.a · Lipton R.B.b · Lowy F.D.c · Coyle P.K.d

aDepartment of Medicine, bDepartment of Neurology, and cDivision of Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and dDepartment of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY., USA
Eur Neurol 1995; 35:113–117 (DOI:10.1159/000117104)

Abstract

We report an unusual patient with evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection who experienced repeated neurologic relapses despite aggressive antibiotic therapy. Each course of therapy was associated with a Jarisch-Herxheimer-like reaction. Although the patient never had detectable free antibodies to B. burgdorferi in serum or spinal fluid, the CSF was positive on multiple occasions for complexed anti-B. burgdorferi antibodies, B. burgdorferi nucleic acids and free antigen.
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For the past three decades, Lyme disease has been portrayed as hard to catch and easily treated [2] while those who control the narrative (Through editorial censorship) refuse to recognize this pathogen as an antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug by suppressing evidence of persistent infection. [3] This misclassification has all but eliminated government funding that should have been equal to or greater than AIDS or Zika which are also life-altering/life-threatening infections in need of cures.

It is believed that Lyme disease was pigeonholed into its current status by the two principal investigators of the previous Lyme disease vaccines; SmithKlineBeecham's LymeRix and Connaught's vaccine (which never made it to market) as these investigators conceptualized a disease that would enable vaccine development.

A preventive vaccine for Lyme disease would not satisfy the FDA if a chronic persistent infection and seronegative disease exist. The lead author of the one-size-fits-all Lyme treatment guideline (which matches the conceptualized disease) was the principle investigator of Connaught's Lyme vaccine, Dr Gary Wormser. This is a flagrant conflict of interest. Have we been dealing with an antibiotic resistant superbug purposely concealed to promote vaccine development?

Philip Baker of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, Gary Wormser of New York Medical College and Eugene Shapiro of Yale School of Medicine are all responsible for the death of Lyme patient Vicki Logan and those who took their own lives when the horror of Lyme could no longer be tolerated.

Responsibility squarely lies in the editors who publish the bias papers of those who continue to suppress evidence of persistent infection. [3]

The mishandling of Lyme disease is blatantly obvious.

-Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH

REFERENCES:

1. Lyme disease antiscience
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(12)70054-3/fulltext

2. Lyme Disease Is Hard to Catch And Easy to Halt, Study Finds
New York Times By GINA KOLATA Published: June 13, 2001
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/13/us/lyme-disease-is-hard-to-catch-and-easy-to-halt-study-finds.html

Excerpt: But some who have treated hundreds of patients with long-term antibiotics, like Dr. Sam L. Donta of Boston University Medical Center, were not convinced. The antibiotics in the studies were not given for a long enough time, Dr. Donta said, and he would have chosen different ones. Perhaps all that the studies show, he said, is ''that this particular treatment doesn't work.''

3. Peer Reviewed Evidence of Persistence of Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and Tick-Borne Diseases after the mandated one-size-fits-all IDSA treatment approach: (700 articles)
http://www.ilads.org/ilads_news/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/EvidenceofPersistence-V2.pdf


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