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can dawson fingers brain lesions present in lymes disease? im hoping i have lymes and not ms. my igenex test was positive and elisa test cdc neg.

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Dr. Clare Wilmot
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watch dr wahl: Youtube for ted talk by dr wahl. It gives one an insight into diet and illness. I hope you do not have lyme nor ms.
Answered on Jun 5, 2017
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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Dawson's fingers which appear on imaging is more consistent with demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis and not infection such as lyme. You need to have a more detailed evaluation and may need additional studies to make a definitive diagnosis.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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