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Emma Horlock with Lyme disease forced to spend 22 HOURS a day in bed

Emma Horlock, 41, from Liverpool, thought she had MS when she found herself struggling to walk. But when tests came back negative, a laboratory in Germany found she had Lyme disease.
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Conclusion: NFS is a unique tool that can be used universally to assess the condition of patients with LD.
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions and Clinical ImportancePositive Lyme multiplex results were common in horses with neurologic diseases and did not adequately differentiate horses with neuroborreliosis from horses with other disorders.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: STANDARD ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Boyer PH, Kieffer P, de Martino SJ, Zilliox L, Vogel JY, Jaulhac B, Hansmann Y PMID: 29449048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
It was an exercise session in a local park that almost became the mother-of-two Nell McAndrew's undoing – after a tiny tick bite led to her developing potentially life-changing Lyme disease.
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(Natural News) A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, found that more than 50 percent of Lyme disease survivors still suffer from severe, persistent symptoms even after being clinically cleared of the infection. A team of researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine evaluated 61 individuals who were either self- or physician-referred...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study using 3956 control sera, we demonstrated that although this 2-tier testing algorithm does significantly improve diagnostic specificity compared with each of the EIAs individually, the WCS EIA and the C6 peptide EIA are not independent tests.
Source: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. Led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the research team report details on the new test in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study indicates that I. scapularis occurs throughout the southern-most portion of province, in close proximity to coastlines and major waterways. Milder winter conditions, as indicated by the number of degree days < 0 °C, was determined to be a strong predictor of tick occurrence, as was, to a lesser degree, rising levels of annual precipitation, leading to a final model with a predictive accuracy of 0.845 (range: 0.828-0.893). Both RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 climate projections predict that a significant proportion of the province (roughly a quarter to a third) will be highly suitable for I. scapularis by the 208...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Conclusions This study confirms that subclinical Borrelia seroconversion is common in south-eastern Sweden. The findings further suggest that male sex, younger age together with B. gariniii induced levels of IL-10, IL-17A and CCL20 may be associated with a subclinical course.
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2018 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Ana Cláudia Norte, David Costantini, Pedro Miguel Araújo, Marcel Eens, Jaime Albino Ramos, Dieter Heylen By draining resources, microparasites can negatively affect the host fitness, which in turn can result in reduced transmission when virulence leads to reductions in host population size. Therefore, for a microparasite to persist in nature, the level of harm it can do to its host is expected to be limited. We tested this hypothesis for tick-borne Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) infections in the black...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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