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My girlfriend has chronic fatigue syndrome. But what if it's really Lyme disease?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
9 doctors agree

In brief: Get tested

Depending on epidemiological factors (geography, time of year, activities), a physician knowledgeable in lyme disease (i.
e. An infectious diseases specialist) can order an fda approved two-stage test to assess lyme disease, and to interpret the test results based on sound science. Keep in mind that chronic fatigue syndrome also encompasses several aspects of a post-lyme syndrome.

In brief: Get tested

Depending on epidemiological factors (geography, time of year, activities), a physician knowledgeable in lyme disease (i.
e. An infectious diseases specialist) can order an fda approved two-stage test to assess lyme disease, and to interpret the test results based on sound science. Keep in mind that chronic fatigue syndrome also encompasses several aspects of a post-lyme syndrome.
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: It might be?

Many people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome actually are infected with lyme disease.
There's a lot of overlapping symptoms. Getting a western blot igm&igg test for lyme is one step to help clarify. Also the cd57 natural killer cell count (labcorp) or the c4a complement test from national jewish hospital can help narrow down the diagnosis. These along with typical symtoms and history assoc.

In brief: It might be?

Many people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome actually are infected with lyme disease.
There's a lot of overlapping symptoms. Getting a western blot igm&igg test for lyme is one step to help clarify. Also the cd57 natural killer cell count (labcorp) or the c4a complement test from national jewish hospital can help narrow down the diagnosis. These along with typical symtoms and history assoc.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
That is very questionable. In my rheumatology practice I have never seen anyone with CFS test positive for Lyme.
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