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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Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results of this study showed that the pain is more observable in cold temperament group, therefore we can empower the gynecologists, midwives and nurses in this field by practical training for them and accordingly contribute to reduce the use of chemical drugs by women with primary dysmenorrhea as well as increasing their efficacy in daily activities and improving their quality of life and their physical and mental health.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Barodontalgia, barometric pressure-induced dental pain, may jeopardize diving/flight safety. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the rate of barodontalgia among military and civilian divers and aircrews based on previous...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
My mind is racing because I’ve seen two aortic dissections in the last week and I feel like I could have easily missed them had I been in a rush and not prodded during the history. Makes me cringe thinking about it. First one was a 69 year old with hypertension. Sudden onset of chest pain when watching TV. With no other symptoms at all. The thing that tipped me off is he didn’t want to move. Moving hurt his chest. Breathing hurt his chest. Me pushing on his chest made him wince. Just didn’t... How did your aortic dissection cases present?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums
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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