A 20-year-old male asked:
can magnetic resonance spectroscopy be used to detect lyme disease or other infections in the brain? if so how?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Garrett answered
39 years experience Radiology
Spectroscopy uses: Typically MR spectroscopy (MRS) is a problem solver used to evaluate tiny volumes of tissue for signs of malignancy or to characterize MS. Infectious lesions can be investigated with MRS but MRS is not, in my experience, commonly used for this. There is one article where MRS was used for dx. of a brain virus, so yes someone might try to use it for Lyme, but I am not aware of an article yet.
Answered on Jan 15, 2018
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Not a relevant test: NMR is not an appropriate investigative tool for diagnosing infections. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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