Sunday, 30 October 2011


Dr Horowitz Talks about Babesia Treatment - presenting at ILADS conference in Toronto 2011

Not included in this video but Dr Horowitz started his presentation talking about his recent visit to China to discuss Babesia with the CDC in China - good to know China is taking not just Babesia but other tick borne illnesses seriously and not being fooled by the IDSA restrictive guidelines.

Dr Jemsek, Dr Jones and Dr Raxlen at ILADS conference in Toronto 2011
Dr Jones touches on pregnancy and Lyme Disease.

Management of Ixodes scapularis bites — Dr Maloney

More information and DVD's will be available from the ILADS website here


  1. Thanks for posting these videos.

    Of the lot, I think that Maloney most succinctly describes how study outcomes differ and gets deeper into cited research than the others.

    I hope I have the opportunity to see a few more presentations I missed between the video cutting out and having other things I needed to do during the weekend.

  2. Dr Maloney has worked long and hard on critique of studies that are thought to support IDSA restrictive opinions her presentation on the ILADS website that she never got to present at the IDSA review hearing is excellent.
    It was good to here at the ILADS conference Dr Cameron also getting involved with looking at existing studies which support persistence and ILADS views.
    Steven Phillips presentation to IDSA review was another useful resource where he quotes 25 studies supporting seronegativity and persistent infection in which on 18 occasions the authors of the IDSA disputed guidelines were involved in those studies.
    I am looking forward to the revised ILADS guidelines.

  3. Notes on Horowitz presentation on Babesia from Lyme net;f=1;t=112222;p=0

    Dr Jones Gestational Lyme

    Pain management

    Integrative medicine

    Mold and chemical sensitivities

  4. Thanks for posting the babesia video.

    Unfortunately hubby is one of those with so far intractable babesiosis. He has tried all the meds suggested including cryptolepis at 3 times the dose suggested in the video. He recently tried pulsing babesia meds and lasted for 4 1/2 days before symptoms became intolerable -- but he only lasted 1 1/2 days last month so maybe we are making progress. For him the first symptoms to come back are dry heaves and increased nausea and vomiting and Parkinsonian tremors.

    We are going to be adding in some new herbs soon to his doxycycline, levaquin, lariam, malarone, artemisinin and diflucan (for babs). He will also be switching the diflucan to flagyl.

    Hubby was not tested for WA-1 for the first 10 years he was ill -- we are in Virginia. But as Dr H stated that species of babesia is definitely on the East coast -- hubby's titer was 1:2056

    Again, thanks for the video.

    Bea Seibert

  5. Hi Bea
    Thanks for your comment hope you find something soon that really helps kick his Babesia

  6. Joanne,

    A fellow lymie recently directed me to this blog post. Thought I should add an update. In December, 2011 after 12 months of intensive babesia treatment which included 6 rounds of IV clindamycin and quinine plus many other different protocols a bloodslide from Clongen lab still showed hubby to have babesia.

    We decided to change the protocol once again. Hubby continued on doxycycline, flagyl and high dose malarone daily. He switched artemisinin to 3 days weekly and continued with high dose lariam one day weekly. He added in 2 new items -- sida acuta herbal tincture at 1 teaspoon 3 times daily and fairly high dose ivermectin (from Tractor Supply but approved by LLMD) 3 days weekly (non art days). After about 6 weeks on this protocol we decided to go out on a limb and stop all antibiotics, antimalarials, antiparasitics and killing herbs for the first time in over 3 years.

    We are still in shock. It has been 3 weeks now and so far hubby has not crashed. He is not well, but symptoms that are returning seem more related to the WBC pathogen which is still unidentified and probably some residual lyme.

    But so far no obvious babesia symptoms. We plan to wait another 1 - 3 weeks and do some more testing with at least 2 or 3 different labs.

    I just wanted to post this update so that others would know that there is hope of getting rid of babesia even when you have had it for 11 years as hubby did. It was first seen on a bloodslide by the old Bowen lab in 2002 about a year after he first got sick.

    High dose multiple meds may be required and it may take trial and error, but there is hope.

    Bea Seibert

  7. Hi Bea Many thanks for sharing this.
    I do hope that he continues to improve but if not it sounds that you are in good hands with treatment so lets hope this is the beginning of the end of his illness.