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will lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No and yes: Lyme -no, amd ehrlichia yes as abnormal liver tests can be seen.
Answered on Feb 5, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES!: Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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