GP rapped after treating pregnant woman for 'sexually transmitted Lyme disease'

Dr Peter Dobie now admits there is no evidence of borreliosis in Australia, but says he attempted to treat the condition out of misplaced concern for patients

A GP who prescribed antibiotics to a pregnant woman he diagnosed with sexually transmitted Lyme disease could face a two-year ban after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

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Based in Sydney, Dr Peter Dobie was well known for his interest in Lyme disease (borreliosis) and had treated up to 400 patients for the condition, according to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

When the woman consulted him in 2017, he believed the condition provided an explanation for patients with chronic fatigue.

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