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Bed-bound woman bitten by tick to travel to US for 'cure'

Emma Horlock, 42, from Liverpool has raised £25,000 to travel to America in the hope antibiotics will cure her from Lyme disease. Says the condition has stopped her having children.
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Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08442-8 Author: James G. Logan James G. Logan hails a study of the controversial tick-borne condition.
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The patients said they wanted better tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, but also recognition of Lyme as a chronic condition.Medscape Medical News
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(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Health are working to expand the medical toolkit for treating Lyme disease by identifying vulnerable areas of disease-causing bacteria that could lead to innovative therapies.
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We report the case of an 80-year-old patient with acute onset confusion initially suspected to reflect delirium in incipient Alzheimer’s disease. Cerebrospinal fluid tests revealed an unusually severe form of neuroborreliosis, which resolved following antibiotic treatment. This was mirrored in the measurement of CXCL13, which is suggested as a complementary biomarker. Clinical implications for screening, differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.
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Discussionby Dr MGK Murthy, Dr GA PrasadChronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is characterized clinically by a progressive or relapsing course of many months to years of symptoms similar to compressive myelopathy.Etiology Remains unknown, but T-cell activation in nerves plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CIDP&antigens in Schwann cells have been identified.PathologicallyCIDP is characterized by mononuclear cell infiltrates, edema, segmental demyelination, and remyelination&“onion bulb formation” which describes enlarged fascicles with increased endoneural connectiv...
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Non-human primates currently serve as the best experimental model for Lyme disease due to their close genetic homology with humans and demonstration of all three phases of disease following infection with Borreliella (Borrelia) burgdorferi (Bb). We investigated the pathology associated with late disseminated Lyme disease (12 to 13 months following tick inoculation) in doxycycline-treated (28 days; 5mg/kg, oral, 2x/day) and untreated rhesus macaques (Rm). Minimal to moderate lymphoplasmacytic inflammation, with a predilection for perivascular spaces and collagenous tissues, was observed in multiple tissues including the cer...
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2017 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Christine B. Graham, Sarah E. Maes, Andrias Hojgaard, Amy C. Fleshman, Sarah W. Sheldon, Rebecca J. Eisen The incidence and geographic range of tick-borne illness associated with Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus have dramatically increased in recent decades. Anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Borrelia spirochete infections, including Lyme borreliosis, account for tens of thousands of reported cases of tick-borne disease every year. Assays that reliably detect pathogens in ticks allow investigators and public health agencie...
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Authors: Paparone PW Abstract Preview The presentation of Lyme disease may resemble that of polymyalgia rheumatica. What's more, the latter may occur in patients who have positive serologic findings for the former. In this case report, the author describes differential diagnosis in an elderly patient whose rheumatic complaints and blood chemistry profile alone could easily have led to misdiagnosis. Important points in evaluation and treatment are discussed. PMID: 29219773 [PubMed]
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