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Doctor insights on: Are White Brain Lesions In Multiple Sclerosis And Lymes Disease The Same

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Does Lyme disease create lesions in your brain?

Does Lyme disease create lesions in your brain?

Yes: It can produce lesions in the white matter of the brain which can bee seen on an mri. ...Read more

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If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

Hypothetical: Do you have confirmed lyme disease or is there suspicion that you could potentially have? Do you also have a confirmed sinus abscess or instead do you have a garden variety sinus infection? Lyme should be vigorously treated with appropriate antibiotics. By the way, it could mimic ms symptoms on occasion, but could also look like motor neuron type of disease. Strongly urge infectious disease dr. ...Read more

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Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Brain Trauma: There are a number of possible reasons for inflammation of the brain. I would hope that you are getting or have gotten a full work up with a real physician to know the cause of your troubles. Hiv infection takes about three weeks to spread throughout the body. There is no way to have symptoms of any HIV illness in just two days after exposure. See comments for next... ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease change the way substances and medications affect your body and brain?

Can Lyme disease change the way substances and medications affect your body and brain?

Yes-it's complicated: Lyme is a complex illness. Lyme often causes liver inflammation (hepatitis) which can affect how the liver metabolizes medications ; herbs. Lyme also causes encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) related to infection, inflammation ; microbial toxins and an inflamed brain will likely react to medicines/herbs differently than a healthy brain. ...Read more

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For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more

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How do I get my doctor to check for Lyme disease. A few months back i had a rash and ever since then been fatiged, extremely irritable & foggy brain?

Ask them: A direct conversation goes a long way. Explain your symptoms and why you think you are at risk for Lyme disease, and your doctor can advise you on the best course of investigation. ...Read more

Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more