How long could the IgG in Lyme disease stay positive? Could it stay positive more than 5-10 years? I know the IgM ab convert to IgG just want an answer

Yes,positive 20+ yrs. Research suggests igg antibodies can persist at least 20 years after infection. While igm antibodies appear first, unlike other infections they often persist ; are a good indicator of persistent infection. One may have chronic lyme with or without persistence of igg antibodies. Chronic lyme is difficult to fully eradicate ; no current test proves that it is no longer present in your body!

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