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Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?
See below:: Risk of lyme disease: northeast, from maine to northern virginia; upper midwest, including most of wisconsin, northern minnesota and a sliver of northern illinois. "emerging risk" regions: illinois-indiana border, the new york-vermont border, southwestern michigan & eastern n. Dakota. Ehrlichosis: southeastern & south-central United States, from the eastern seaboard to texas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Many and varied: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom in the world. Early lyme tends to cause non-specific flu-like symptoms & a rash. Then it tends to cause joint pains (esp. Knee pain) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory & concentration & a variety of neurological symptoms. As it progresses it may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 varieties: There are 3 variants of Borrelia, the spirochete associated with Lyme Disease. Stage 1 disease is treatable. The four components of Lyme Disease include the spirochete, accompanying parasites, coinfections, and biotoxins. Treating all four components in stage 1 will detox the disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Constellation: lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells) and that the level often increases as patents improve. However, not all lyme patients have low cd57 counts. A low cd57 may be supportive of a lyme diagnosis but a high level in no way rules it out. See my comment for more info:. ...Read more