Internet-based self-diagnosis of Lyme disease caused death in a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus

We report a 37-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who was repeatedly misdiagnosed for a chronic Lyme disease and treated with tetracycline antibiotics before she developed an acute exacerbation of SLE and finally died due to multi-organ failure.The internet encourages patients to ask physicians for serology testing for Lyme disease and to demand further antibiotic treatment. However, there is clear evidence that positive serology does not indicate infection with B.burgdorferi and most importantly, antibiotic therapy for PTLDS is potentially harmful for patients.It is crucial to follow the recent guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and PTLDS to avoid the repetition of antibiotic regimens and misdiagnosing patients.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 28Author(s): Bianka Karshikoff, Melissa Anne Tadros, Sean Mackey, Ihssane ZouikrToday’s treatment for chronic pain is inadequate, and novel targets need to be identified. This requires a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in pain sensitization and chronification. In this review, we discuss how peripheral inflammation, as occurs during an infection, modulates the central pain system. In rodents, neonatal inflammation leads to increased pain sensitivity in adulthood by priming immune components both peripherally and central...
Source: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): J. Randolph Clements, Ajay K. GhaiAbstractDisruption of the plantar plate is a common cause of forefoot pain, metatarsalgia, and metatarsophalangeal joint malalignment. Although surgical repair of the plantar plate has improved, there has been no consensus on the clinical superiority of any single technique, or combination of techniques, described in the literature to date. In this publication, we report a case of plantar plate injury treated with an innovative new technique with 20-month follow-up.
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We report a case of a 48-year-old female who presented four months following a low-energy trauma with symptoms most consistent with adhesive capsulitis. An MRI demonstrated extensive patchy areas of intramuscular edema-like signal involving the lateral head of the deltoid with associated muscle atrophy, in keeping with a subacute denervation injury. She was diagnosed with quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) and successfully treated with an fluoroscopic-guided corticosteroid injection. At her two-year follow-up, the patient had regained full function and had no lasting symptoms. Non-specific symptoms like ill-defined shoulde...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion: We found a statistically significant lower rate of postinjectional local antibiotic therapy and operating room-based procedures among the streptococcus-induced cases compared to cases caused by other organisms.Ophthalmologica
Source: Ophthalmologica - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
Spring is my favorite season. Warmer weather, budding flowers and lots of greenery in yards, gardens and parks encourages outside activities and fills me with energy. The spring season also brings out lots of crawling and flying critters like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as some of the more unpleasant pests like ticks and mosquitos. If you enjoy spending time outside like I do, hiking, gardening or walking the dog, be aware that ticks and their bites can be not only annoying, but dangerous. Jana’s Experience Jana Braden found out how dangerous tick bites can be the hard way. She enjoyed the outdoors a...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Chronic Conditions Source Type: blogs
Today you are the fast-track provider, and you are on the hunt for procedures. You notice a 35-year-old woman signing into triage with a chief complaint of wrist pain.   This patient looks otherwise healthy, is pushing a stroller with her right hand, and is carrying a second child on her left. What’s the emergency? There isn’t one, but it is an emergency to this patient because she cannot push that stroller another day! If she cannot push the stroller, then she cannot get the kids to day care. And, if she cannot get the kids to day care, then she cannot go to work. Ask anyone with children, it is an emerge...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
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Source: HONEST MEDICINE: My Dream for the Future - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anecdotal Treatments HONEST MEDICINE Integrative Medicine Low Dose Naltrexone Obituaries Source Type: blogs
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