Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

White older women in south-west England appear most likely to contract the disease, a study suggests.
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LYME disease may have an innocent sounding name, but it ’s a nasty condition transmitted by ticks which, left untreated, can lead to severe health problems. Here are three parts of body you should always check after visiting grassy and woodland areas, as well as other symptoms you should look out for.
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Lyme disease is an infection caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi after it is transmitted to a mammalian organism during a tick blood meal. B.   burgdorferi encodes at least 140 lipoproteins located on the outer or inner membrane, thus facing the surroundings or the periplasmic space, respectively. However, most of the predicted lipoproteins are of unknown function, and only a few proteins are known to be essential for the persistence and virulence of the pathogen. One such protein is the periplasmic BB0323, which is indispensable for B. burgdorferi to cause Lyme disease and the function of which is associate...
Source: Acta Crystallographica Section D - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: lipoprotein spectrin superfamily cell fission Lyme disease X-ray crystallography Borrelia burgdorferi research papers Source Type: research
Introduction: Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA) is a late cutaneous manifestation of Lyme disease characterized by inflammatory lesions that slowly progress to atrophic plaques. The vast majority of ACA cases have been described in Europe and are associated to the genospecies Borrelia afzelii (B. afzelii). We hereby report the first case in Northern Mexico of ACA caused by locally acquired B. afzelii.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, Dengue fever, and Lyme disease are common causes of morbidity and mortality around the world. While arthropod bites may cause local inflammation and discomfort, a greater concern is the potential to develop deadly systemic infection. Prevention of systemic infections by use of insect repellent (IR) constitutes one of the most critical aspects of public health efforts. Cost-effectiveness, availability, and high-efficacy against arthropod vectors are the key characteristics of an ideal IR.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Maintenance of Borrelia burgdorferi within its enzootic cycle requires a complex regulatory pathway involving the alternative  factors RpoN and RpoS and two ancillary trans-acting factors, BosR and Rrp2. Activation of this pathway occurs within ticks during the nymphal blood meal when RpoS, the effector  factor, transcribes genes required for tick transmission and mammalian infection. RpoS also exerts a ‘gatekeeper’ function by repressing 70-dependent tick phase genes (e.g., ospA, lp6.6). Herein, we undertook a broad examination of RpoS functionality throughout the enzootic cycle, beginning with modeli...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a tick-borne disease caused by spirochetes belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species. Due to a variety of clinical manifestations, diagnosing LB can be challenging, and lab...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
(Natural News) Patients who have Lyme disease might have an alternative to the ineffective antibiotic-based approach. Ozone therapy offers a more natural and effective way of alleviating the effects of the illness. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the microbe Borrelia burgdorferi. It spreads to humans through the bites of blood-sucking tick species, such as the black-legged tick and...
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Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of doxycycline.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ticks (Insects) Antibiotics Lyme Disease Children and Childhood Source Type: news
Patient is a 25 year old guy who found several ticks attached while biking/camping in an area with high lyme prevalence. Around 1 month later, he developed flu-like symptoms but doesn't remember seeing the EM rash. 3 months later he is now experiencing fatigue, malaise, exertional chest "heaviness", palpitations, dizziness. Western blot is IgG positive for Lyme. He has never been treated for Lyme before. His primary care is an NP who referred him to Infectious Disease, but when he... Why won't Infectious Disease evaluate this possible Lyme Disease patient?
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Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Ilaria Pascucci, Marco Di Domenico, Giulia Capobianco Dondona, Annapia Di Gennaro, Andrea Polci, Andrea Capobianco Dondona, Elisa Mancuso, Cesare Cammà, Giovanni Savini, Jacopo G. Cecere, Fernando Spina, Federica MonacoAbstractThe continuous flow of billions of birds between Africa and Europe creates an “ecological bridge” between physically remote areas. Migratory birds fly south from their breeding grounds during late summer/fall and fly back in spring. These movements regulate the spread of internal and ex...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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