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Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: YES!
Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body.
66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long.

In brief: YES!
Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body.
66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No and yes
Lyme -no, amd ehrlichia yes as abnormal liver tests can be seen.

In brief: No and yes
Lyme -no, amd ehrlichia yes as abnormal liver tests can be seen.
Dr. Michael Silverman
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