Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-infections: Differential Diagnosis



In Lyme disease concurrent infections frequently occur. The clinical and pathological impact of co-infections was first recognized in the 1990th, i.e. approximately ten…
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Richard Horowitz - "Why Can't We Get Better?"

In this video, Dr Richard Horowitz talks about the multitude of vector-borne diseases that are rapidly increasing, perhaps due to global warming (eg, he says fleas on the New York underground now carry plague and bartonella), Plus he says it's hardly ever simple Lyme but rather Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome. This is a classic video to save for when you have plenty of time - it's 1 hour 17 minutes long..

Dr. Horowitz shares his experience in treating Lyme Disease, Tick Borne Illness, and related co-infections and to offer insight into the root causes for chro...
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Ticked Off‬

Andy Cohen Should Not Downplay the Severity of Lyme Disease

Emails and tweets bearing this request have gone unanswered, and so I must resort to an open letter: Please, I urge you, Bravo, and the NBC family of networks to…
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Distribution and survival of Borrelia miyamotoi in human blood components - Thorp - 2015 -...


Thorp, A. M. and Tonnetti, L. (2015), Distribution and survival of Borrelia miyamotoi in human blood components. Transfusion. doi: 10.1111/trf.13398
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Researchers Find Link Between Processed Foods and Autoimmune Diseases



Researchers in Israel and Germany have identified a link between the increased use of processed foods…
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Yolanda Foster Is Angry That Bravo Is Exploiting Her Lyme Disease

‘Real Housewife’ Yolanda Foster Reveals Serious Lyme Disease Complications

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is opening up about her struggle with Lyme disease. “I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch…
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80% of all ALS patients, upon autopsy, are found to have Lyme Disease

80% of all ALS patients, upon autopsy, are found to have Lyme Disease, according to what was said in this radio interview. I've heard from other researchers 100% of ALS patients have Lyme upon autopsy. Listen to Dr. Tedone of the Deanna Protocol talk about ALS and Deanna's case.
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Maladie de Lyme: Des documentaires pour mieux comprendre


La thématique de la borréliose de Lyme est tellement complexe et pose tellement de…
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Kingwood family raises awareness for Lyme disease


It first started as joint pain around her ankles and legs that Audrey Shanahan’s parents thought might be related to growing pains.
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Kingwood family raises awareness for Lyme disease
"We went to my doctor and he tested (Audrey) for a disease called PANDAS and a test for Lyme disease and it came back negative for PANDAS but positive for Lyme,” Leesa Shanahan, Audrey’s mother, said. “It can be hard to find a doctor that treats Lyme disease; you have to find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD.) We found a local LLMD and we got on waiting list for a couple of other experts when we first started hearing about the Hansa Center.”

"La tique femelle, Ixodes, mature peut produire environ 3'000 oeufs et chaque 2 ans on peut multiplier par 3000 donc environ 9'000'000 (oui oui, millions) d'oeufs..."



  "La tique femelle, Ixodes, mature peut produire environ 3'000 oeufs et chaque 2 ans on peut multiplier par 3'000 donc environ 9'000'000 (oui oui, millions) d'oeufs..."

It takes courage to endure Lyme disease!

It takes courage to endure Lyme disease!
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Eagle Radio - News - Surrey woman with Lyme Disease calls for people to 'Fight Lyme Now'

‪#‎LymeDiseaseChallenge‬: It only takes a tiny infected tick bite to contract Lyme Disease, but the damage can last a lifetime. ‪#‎LymeInTheUK‬ ‪#‎LymeIsEverywhere‬
A Surrey lady suffering from the disease is speaking out about her experience as part of a national call for action.
The 'Fight Lyme Now' campaign has been launched to fund research for a new diagnostic test.
Tricia O'Connor says her life has been ruined because doctors did not recognise the infection.
http://www.964eagle.co.uk/…/surrey-woman-with-lyme-disease…/
"It just strips you of your whole personality and when you look in the mirror you don't recognise yourself any more."
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Réchauffement climatique: les rhododendrons vont disparaître, les tiques vont proliférer

Selon le WWF suissse, emblème des Alpes, le rhododendron pourrait disparaître d'ici la fin de ce…
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France Lyme : Déjeuner-rencontre à Rennes, samedi 16 janvier à midi


Un déjeuner est prévu à Rennes le samedi 16 janvier 2016 à midi. Le restaurant n'est pas encore réservé. Si vous êtes intéressés, vous pouvez…
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Mordue par une tique en 2009: "Aux urgences, on m'a dit de rentrer chez moi"


Les patients racontent tous la même errance et le rejet des médecins face à leurs maux. L'histoire…
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Rhode Island Man Dies- Not ALS- It Was Lyme Disease - Maryland Lyme


CUMBERLAND - A year ago, the Geraghty family was preparing for the holidays just like they always did,…
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Mouches, moustiques et autres tiques prolifèrent -

Mouches, moustiques, tiques prolifèrent à cause du réchauffement.
"La tique, celle du mouton par exemple, profite en revanche de la hausse des températures. Au cours des 50 dernières années, elle a conquis des habitats jusqu'à 1100 m. au-dessus du niveau de la mer, alors qu'on ne la rencontrait auparavant pas au-dessus de 700 m, selon des chercheurs de l'Université de Munich.
Comme le nombre de jours où les températures sont inférieures à -12 °C diminue, cet insecte est de pl...
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Le WWF a fait le bilan des gagnants et perdants du réchauffement en Suisse en 2015. Si les insectes en profitent, rhododendrons et sapins rouges en souffrent.
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Maladie de Lyme : de l’eau dans le genou comme marqueur



La maladie de Lyme est difficile à diagnostiquer. Des chercheurs proposent de dépister les personnes atteintes d'eau dans le genou, qui serait un signe…
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Geraghty succumbs after two-year battle with Lyme disease

Lyme disease leads woman to Germany


Medford photographer Rachel Southmayd was diagnosed with Lyme disease only three months ago, but she's battled the debilitating symptoms for two decades
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Jesse Colin Young shares his struggles with Lyme disease in this You Tube Video. Many have unfortunately had his experience where this Lyme Lyme "cuts like a dull knife" and "leaves a shell of me" as one feels "the bite of inhumanity".

from Dr  Richard Horowitz

Jesse Colin Young shares his struggles with Lyme disease in this You Tube Video. Many have unfortunately had his experience where this Lyme Lyme "cuts like a dull knife" and "leaves a shell of me" as one feels "the bite of inhumanity". Thank you Jesse for all of your contributions to the music world and to supporting those with chronic Lyme. The picture below is of Jesse, Melissa Crabtree (fellow folk musician) and myself at my medical office earlier this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEB7Gw7dyUw&feature=youtu.be
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Babesiosis can be transmitted by a tick bite, blood transfusion, or perinatally, from mother to child

Babesiosis can be transmitted by a tick bite, blood transfusion, or perinatally, from mother to child. Classical treatment may consist of drug regimens like Mepron and Zithromax, or Clindamycin and Quinine. Treatment does not usually require a blood transfusion among those who are immunocompetent with an intact spleen, despite the fact that classical regimens may not fully eradicate the parasite. In this clinical study published in Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, the patient was found to have B. microti on a blood smear, and was reported to have been successfully treated with an exchange transfusion and IV Cleocin and Quinine after failing Mepron and Zithromax. No long term follow-up however was reported, and the majority of my patients with chronic Lyme disease and Babesiosis have evidence of persistent infection and relapsing disease (Krause, P.J. et al. Persistent Parasitemia After Acute Babesiosis. NEJM 1998; Horowitz, R. Chronic Persistent Babesiosis after Clindamycin and Quinine/ Mepron +Zithromax. Abstract 12th Int Conference on Lyme Borreliosis, April 1999 NYC). There is known Mepron resistance in the United States although it has only been reported in the literature in immuncompromised patients (Krause, PJ et al. Emergence of Resistance to Azithromycin-Atovaquone in Immunocomprised patients with Babesia microti infections. Clin Inf Dis. 2010 Jan 4) and severe hemolytic anemia as a presenting complaint in immunocompetent patients with intact spleens has been reported (Iacopino, et al. Life threatening babesiosis in a woman from Wisconsin; Arch Intern Med 1990 Jul;150(7):1527-8). No evidence of other immune testing (for example, immunoglobulin levels and subclasses) or associated tick-borne infections (i.e., Lyme, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, rickettsial infections) was discussed in this case report (despite low platelet counts and elevated liver functions, which can be seen with these co-infections), and multiple co-infections have been known to cause increased severity of illness. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criid/2015/405263/
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Babesiosis is the most common tick-borne co-infection seen in my chronic Lyme patients

From Dr Richard Horowitz :

Babesiosis is the most common tick-borne co-infection seen in my chronic Lyme patients. This recent review article discusses the discrepancies in the medical literature regarding symptom severity and chronicity of infections when both organisms are present due to experimental design disparities and subject variability. Dr Peter Krause has published in JAMA on increased severity of symptoms in co-infected patients (P. J.Krause, et al., “Concurrent Lyme disease and babesiosis: evidence for increased severity and duration of illness,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 275, no. 21, pp. 1657–1660, 1996) and my personal experience reflects his observations published in JAMA. My patients with a higher infectious burden (IB), i.e, those with Lyme, Babesia and other associated co-infections such as Bartonella and Mycoplasma species, are definitely sicker than those with low infectious burdens, and once Babesia is effectively treated, the majority of patients improve, as long as overlapping factors on the 16 point MSIDS map (especially those increasing inflammation) have been properly addressed.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677215/
Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, and Babesia microti, a causative agent of babesiosis, are increasingly implicated in the growing tick-borne disease burden in the northeastern United States. These pathogens are transmitted via ...
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Are Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms Due to Lyme Disease ?


Lyme disease is the number one vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide, and mimics common diseases such as Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
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A moment that changed me: Lyme disease turned my life upside down |


This disastrous illness barely features in textbooks. So far too many doctors dismiss very real symptoms, and tell sufferers the problem lies with them
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I'm not in pain because I am depressed , I am depressed because I am in pain

lyme disease can truly be a pain in in bleeeeeeeeeep

7 aliments qui donnent des douleurs chroniques


Vous souffrez de douleurs chroniques ? Voici les 7 aliments à éviter absolument afin de diminuer vos douleurs et lutter contre la fibromyalgie.
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Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells, across multiple...


Oncotarget. 2015 Mar 10;6(7):4569-84. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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LYME DISEASE- BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL- TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH dec 2015

LYME DISEASE- BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL- TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH
lookingatlyme.blogspot.com/2015/12/lyme-d…|Par Joanne Drayson

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Mise en place d'un service de soutien téléphonique par France Lyme

#‎pourinfo‬ / http://francelyme.fr/service-ecoute/ Mise en place d'un service de soutien téléphonique par France Lyme
Si vous avez besoin de parler, nous avons mis en place un service de soutien par téléphone que vous pouvez solliciter en écrivant à : ecoute@francelyme.fr . Laissez vos coordonnées téléphoniques et le créneau horaire où vous préférez être appelés. Notez bien que le ou la bénévole qui vous contactera…
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Dr. Nick Harris Retirement Tribute

Dr. Nick Harris Retirement Tribute
The Lyme Disease Association and its chapter, affiliate, supporter groups, and LDAnet, held its
Nick Harris, PhD & Pat Smith, LDA President
annual meeting the night prior to the LDA's 16th annual scientific conference. Thirty representatives from various groups across the country met to discuss their programs and to honor Nick Harris, PhD, past president of IGenex Labs on his retirement.
He was presented with an award (Click here to see award) by LDA President Pat Smith, who read a tribute outlining his accomplishments (Click here to read tribute),
He was also provided with letters of tribute from dozens of Lyme groups across the country and one from Congressman Christopher H. Smith, who is co-chair of the US House Lyme Disease Caucus.
Dr. Harris' tireless work to help Lyme patients get diagnosed has been hailed throughout the world by Lyme patients, Lyme groups and Lyme Literate Physicians. He will be sorely missed, although he will still be active in other capacities in Lyme disease work.
Go to the link to access the full tribute to Dr Harris
Lyme Disease Association
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Lyme and coinfections now confirmed in this young mother with Motor Neuron Disease (ALS) - a US doctor is now on board trying to help her.

ALS, but a Lyme diagnosis that could be causing the symptoms. NHS have told her to enjoy her last Christmas with her 2 year old and go to a hospice, and not to go to the US to seek treatment for the Lyme.

Our beautiful and dear friend and sister, Claire Diss, needs your help!! Claire received the most devastating news earlier this year, that she was suffering from a form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – a progressive disease involving…
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Irthlingborough animal shelter volunteer dies after contracting killer bug ; Spirochetal disease - Leptospirosis - kills volunteer worker in Northants

An investigation has been launched at an animal shelter after a volunteer contracted and died from a…
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