Installment 11 of a series on case analysis
© Will Taylor, MD 2001 (bio)
An Anamnesis of Lyme Disease
Applying the process of determining the
Genus Epidemicus to a Subacute Miasm
We can take these common symptoms of Lyme disease, obtained from the population affected and treated as if of one person; and repertorize this list, to find:
Kalmia and Ledum lead the analysis. Intriguingly, Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel) and Ledum palustre (Labrador Tea) are closely botanically related, both belonging to the botanical family Ericaceae; the Heath family.
A small-remedies weighting brings up several remedies poorly represented in our literature. Notably, Rhododendron chrysanthum - another Ericaceaid - moves up to 4th position.
Vithoulkas System Results
Analysis using the Vithoulkas Expert System in RADAR results in:
The algorithms used in the Vithoulkas Expert System bring out Ledum as the remedy bearing closest similitude to this group anamnesis. Kalmia and Rhododendron make good showings in this analysis as well. Leading the list of "very small remedies" here is Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen, teaberry) - a fourth member of the Ericaceaid family.