chronic Lyme disease


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chronic Lyme disease

A predominantly neurologic condition ranging from mild–eg, fatigue, paresthesia, arthralgia, memory loss, mood swings, and dysomnia, to severe–eg, spastic paraparesis, tetraparesis, ataxia, chorea, cognitive impairment, bladder dysfunction, cranial nerve deficits, myelitis, brainstem encephalitis and demyelination Lyme disease triad: Lymphocytic meningitis, cranial neuritis–especially of 7th and 8th cranial nerves and radiculitis Diagnosis IgG antibody–'Western' immunoblotting to B burgdorferi that may disappear with time; persistent, ie treatable infection should be ruled out by a specific T-cell lymphoblastic response assay. See Lyme disease.
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A diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease might be based solely on clinical judgment and without laboratory evidence of B.
Appendix 1 : Variants (SNPs) Found in those with Chronic Lyme Disease
Little did I know that just two years later my son would be diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and forced to travel to Cape Breton for treatment.
91) According to a recent, mainstream medical review: "[M]ost patients receiving treatment for chronic Lyme disease have no convincing evidence, by history (sometimes including even absence of tick exposure), physical examination, or laboratory test results, of ever having had B burgdorferi .
In Connecticut, where Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975, when researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, physicians who treat chronic Lyme disease were mercilessly harassed by the state medical board.
I know I may be stepping into a hornet's nest with this observation, but I am not convinced that chronic Lyme disease exists as a diagnosable clinical entity.
Cameron, an epidemiologist, medical doctor and Lyme Disease researcher, after conducting a research study, "The present findings emphasize that timely treatment of chronic Lyme disease is crucial for outcome.
A year-long clinical study is under way to test the effectiveness of a herbal protocol in the treatment of chronic lyme disease.
BOSTON -- Persistent musculoskeletal pain, headache, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction that occur for no apparent reason over a prolonged period of time are key elements of a clinical diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease in children, results of a retrospective study has shown.
Both subjects were women with clinical and laboratory evidence of chronic Lyme disease, progressive neurologic dysfunction, and abnormal magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.
Sigal and Hassett published an article about Lyme disease in the EHP Supplements (Sigal and Hassett 2002), suggesting that chronic Lyme disease is "psychogenic.

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