Tag Archives: Lyme disease

C-Reactive protein response in patients with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease symptoms versus those with ME/CFS

Research letter: C-Reactive Protein Response in Patients With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Symptoms Versus Those With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Melanie Uhde, Alyssa Indart, Brian A Fallon, Gary P Wormser, Adriana R Marques, Suzanne D Vernon, and Armin Alaedini in Clinical Infectious diseases, 2018;XX(00):2–2 To the Editor—There is substantial overlap in symptoms, … Continue reading

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Thousands could have Lyme disease without knowing

ITV news Wales report, 8 Feb 2017: Thousands could have Lyme disease without knowing A campaign to raise awareness of Lyme disease has found that thousands of people could be living with the condition, having been diagnosed with something else. … Continue reading

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Post Lyme Disease & ME/CFS – are they the same?

Simmaron research blog post, by Cort Johnson, August 6, 2016: Post Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) – Are They The Same? Post treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLSD) occurs when someone is treated for Lyme disease but never recovers. … Continue reading

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Dr Ian Lipkin says 3-5 years to solve ME/CFS

Cort Johnson reports: Ian Lipkin: Three to Five Years* to Solve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)  December 26, 2015 Ian Lipkin flew to Lake Tahoe this December to fundraise for joint projects with Simmaron Research Foundation. In a talk covering his … Continue reading

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Surge in acute cases of Lyme disease spurs ministers to act

The spread of Lyme disease could be due to a growing number of ticks, more wild mammals that host them, and an increase in visitors to areas where they live. Department of Health plans network of experts to support GPs … Continue reading

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Anti-neural antibody response in Lyme v ME/CFS

No research abstract available: Anti-neural antibody response in patients with post- treatment Lyme disease symptoms versus those with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Ajamian M, Cooperstock M, Wormser GP, Vernon SD, Alaedini A. in Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Aug;48:354-5.

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Lyme tests brought into question?

Cort Johnson comments on recent research: There has been a growing consensus  that whatever chronic Lyme disease is it’s not due to the bacteria. This concensus has been based on studies indicating that short term antibiotic treatment following an infection, … Continue reading

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Alternatively diagnosed Lyme disease & CFS

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: A subset of patients reporting a diagnosis of Lyme disease can be described as having alternatively diagnosed chronic Lyme syndrome (ADCLS), in which diagnosis is on the basis of laboratory results from a non-reference Lyme specialty laboratory … Continue reading

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Big Tick project and Lyme disease

Vets across the UK are set to take part in the Big Tick Project, the largest nationwide collection of ticks from dogs in a bid to help scientists track what is feared to be a growing threat to people and … Continue reading

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Lyme disease becoming more widespread & needs new healthcare approach

Abstract Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by ticks, was initially considered a recent, rare and regional occurrence. We now have evidence that very similar bacteria infected humans in Europe during the ice age (Keller et al., 2012). … Continue reading

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