A 43-year-old female asked:
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can lyme disease cause adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
Answered on Feb 4, 2014
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lyme disease: There is much speculation, primarily in the lay press about "adrenal exhaustion" due to lyme disease. This seems to be purely theoretical and not based on any firm scientific evidence. The problem is that there is much we do not understand about lyme disease, and it has been the speculative cause of many unexplained illnesses. Stick to "proven" facts, and adrenal insufficiency is not.
Answered on Feb 4, 2014

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