Patient Misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease


One man went in with various symptoms and was told he had Lyme disease when in fact he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma:

"For patients who have no answers after bouncing from doctor to doctor, physicians who diagnose and treat chronic Lyme disease can become heroes.

Phillip Moore initially felt that way about Dr. Joseph Jemsek, who in 2004 diagnosed Moore with Lyme in North Carolina. "He made you feel like he was the only person on the planet that was going to make you better and save you," Moore said.

But Moore now says he feels duped. After enduring intravenous antibiotic treatments that made him so sick he had to take a three-month leave from his job, Moore learned from a different doctor that his tests and clinical history showed he didn't have Lyme disease. This year, Moore was told he had a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and that the cancer had spread."

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