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What Does AI Know About Lyme Disease

The arrival of ChatGPT, Google Bard, and other artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots has sparked a flurry of interest and concern, particularly in the field of healthcare. As many in the tick-borne disease community know, there is a lot of information floating around the Internet about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections—and not all of it is accurate or helpful. So will today’s AI chatbots help clear up common misconceptions, or will they perpetuate misinformation that leads many people with Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses to stay sicker longer?



Delayed Diagnosis: The Cost of Missing Lyme Disease

At 17 years old, Grace Burns started having episodes where her legs grew numb and she lost consciousness. She developed other symptoms, including fevers, arthritis, migraines, nausea, nerve and muscle problems, and brain fog. After 3 years of seeing many doctors who told her that her symptoms were “just in her head,” Grace finally saw Lyme expert Dr. Steven Phillips, who diagnosed her with neurological Lyme disease plus co-infections. Now on her path to recovery, she is spreading awareness about the delay in answers and why the medical system needs to change.



Reframing How to Live With Chronic Lyme Disease

Most people recognize Bob Forster as an adventurer who posts on Facebook about his experiences mountaineering and back-country skiing in exotic places from Alaska and Canada to Argentina, Russia, Japan, Europe, and beyond. These outdoor activities are so physically demanding that those who don’t know Bob and see his updates are shocked to find out that he has chronic Lyme disease, often wondering, “How could that person be sick?”