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If I had positive serum western blot Lyme Disease test, but my Spinal Fluid didn't turn up positive for any Antibodies, does that mean I don't have Lyme in my nervous system? Trying to piece together what caused my neurological complications, whether th

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

Lack of a positive cerebrospinal fluid test for Lyme disease in the face of a positive serum western blot test does not rule out central nervous system or peripheral nervous system Lyme disease.

In brief: No

Lack of a positive cerebrospinal fluid test for Lyme disease in the face of a positive serum western blot test does not rule out central nervous system or peripheral nervous system Lyme disease.
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