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I got a cd57 nk-cell result of 15, is that normal?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Low CD57 NK-cells

Cd57 count is low but what does it mean? Some physicians believe low cd57 is a marker for persistent lyme disease.
If you are having symptoms of lyme - arthritis, neurologic problems - they would interpret this result as evidence of persistent infection & recommend additional long-term antibiotics. Most physicians disagree. You & your md must discuss the pros & cons & decide what's best for you.

In brief: Low CD57 NK-cells

Cd57 count is low but what does it mean? Some physicians believe low cd57 is a marker for persistent lyme disease.
If you are having symptoms of lyme - arthritis, neurologic problems - they would interpret this result as evidence of persistent infection & recommend additional long-term antibiotics. Most physicians disagree. You & your md must discuss the pros & cons & decide what's best for you.
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