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What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi. This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. Read more...

Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

In some cases but... Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells) and that the level often increases as patents improve. However, not all lyme patients have low cd57 counts. A low cd57 may be supportive of a lyme diagnosis but a high level in no way rules it out. See my comment for more info:. Read more...

Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?

Deer ticks - Ixodes. Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution. Read more...

Low cd57 and Lyme disease? Are these tests some method of detecting Lyme disease?

Contorversial. Cd57 testing is a controversial way of trying to determine if someone has lyme disease. It is not widely accepted as accurate and most clinicians do not test for it. Read more...