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What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

What exactly does borrelia burgdorferi do to your cells to cause Lyme disease?

Multiple imbalances: Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria have the most complex genome of any bacteria & create multiple imbalances. They can infect any organ & prevent that organ from functioning properly & elicit an inflammatory response. They suppress immune function, often opening the door for other infections, produce microbial toxins, create hormonal imbalances etc. See http://ldnr. Us/lyme_disease_pathophysiology. Html. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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Could I have Lyme disease? Not posible its recent. Borrelia Oct 14 IgM = 1.00 (1-1.5 inconclusive), Jan 15 IgM = 1.53 (1.5+pos) IgG = 0.16 (<1.00neg)

Could I have Lyme disease? Not posible its recent. Borrelia Oct 14 IgM = 1.00 (1-1.5 inconclusive), Jan 15 IgM = 1.53 (1.5+pos) IgG = 0.16 (<1.00neg)

See details: The lab results sre unimpressive. I strongly doubt Lyme disease based on your lab results. Without your symptoms and results of a Western blot it is impossible to answer. I ...Read more

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Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

No: The total population of ticks in any grassy, wodded area could be in the millions. Several published studies on tick populations have shown 25-30% of the ticks were carrying lyme in an endemic area (an area where lyme disease is present). ...Read more

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Is the Lyme spirochete (borrelia) the only infectious cause of raynaud's? If not, what are some other infections that cause this?

Is the Lyme spirochete (borrelia) the only infectious cause of raynaud's? If not, what are some other infections that cause this?

Not likely: Raynaud's is either primary or secondary. Primary raynaud's means there is no known reason for it (idiopathic)and that it is not part of a more severe autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma.Likely there's a genetic link since this can run in families. Secondary raynaud's is a more severe form that is part of an autoimmune disease. It's not well documented that any infections cause raynaud's. ...Read more

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Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi? Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Can "Shwartzman phenomenon" be caused by bacterial endotoxins from borrelia burgdorferi? Do people with Lyme ever get blood clots from this?

Lyme a spirochete: The Shwartzman phenomenon is reaction following the second exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, with tissue bleeding, necrosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Lyme disease is caused by B. burgdorferi, a spirochete, or zoonosis. Treatment can cause a Herxheimer reaction with fever, myalgia and arthralgia as toxins are released from the dead spirochetes. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot. ...Read more

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How was lyme disease discovered?

How was lyme disease discovered?

Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless, that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease prevalent in the us?

YES: No one knows for sure how many people in the US have lyme disease; one estimate I have seen is 115, 000 but the number is likely much higher. The CDC says there are about 27, 000 new cases a year but estimates only 1 in 10 are reported, so the CDC estimate is 270, 000 new cases per year. Some Lyme experts feel only 1 in 25 cases are reported, which would mean nearly 700, 000 new cases a year. See comment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (advanced)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What months are heaviest for Lyme disease?

See details: When the ticks are most active. The warm weather months. ...Read more

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What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

Lots: Systemic effects of the muscle, joints, heart, central nervous system can get involved. ...Read more

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Are the neufologic symptoms the same for Miller Fisher and for Lyme?

Can be: Miller Fisher is a variant of Guilian-Barre syndrome with paralysis of eye muscles, ataxia and areflexia. G-B syndrome follows an infection, usually a virus, but could be mimiced by central nervous system Lyme disease which is a late and somewhat rare event. The cerebral spinal protein is often elevated in G-B syndrome. The antecedent clinical picture is important in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

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 more

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