Lyme disease symptoms: The sign in your knees you may have been bitten by an infected tick
LYME disease is a bacterial infection that is passed on to humans by infected ticks. High-risk areas include grassy and wooded areas, making that leisurely stroll not seem so idyllic any more. Look for a sign on your knee that you may be needing a visit to your doctors pronto.
Conclusions and Future Research Lyme arthritis provides unique insights into the complex interplay between microbes and host immunity. The progression from localized erythema migrans to early disseminated disease and late Lyme arthritis allows insight into arthritis initiation, and the study of postinfectious Lyme arthritis allows further insight into mechanisms of arthritis persistence.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America and Europe, commonly caused by one of three pathogenic genospecies of the spirochete Borrelia 1 2. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is transmitted solely in North America, mostlyby the tick Ixodes scapularis. The infection typically causes dermatologic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiac illnesses. Both under- and over-diagnosis of Lyme disease have been well described3 4 5. While antibiotic therapy resolves symptoms for most infected patients, some are left with persistent subjective problems such as pain, fatigue or brain fog that may fall wi...
With the rising prevalence of Lyme disease over the last 2 decades comes an increase in cases of Lyme carditis, a consequence of early disseminated infection. This case report focuses on a young man with a complicated case of Lyme carditis that required advanced therapy.
ConclusionsThis initial study investigating on infectious agents and inflammation in the IDCM explanted hearts showed that the association between M. pneumoniae and hepatitis B core was associated with a worse outcome after HT, represented by MR and PMR, suggesting that different IDCM microbial communities may be contributing to post-transplant myocardial rejection.
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Semin Neurol 2021; 41: 673-685 DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726358Facial palsy is a common neurologic concern and is the most common cranial neuropathy. The facial nerve contains motor, parasympathetic, and special sensory functions. The most common form of facial palsy is idiopathic (Bell's palsy). A classic presentation requires no further diagnostic measures, and generally improves with a course of corticosteroid and antiviral therapy. If the presentation is atypical, or concerning features are present, additional studies such as brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis may be indicated. Many conditions may present with f...
CONCLUSION: Web search data, given the limitations noted, are able to directly provide spatiotemporal mapping regarding the needs of the Internet-using population. They are particularly useful in situations where traditional health data are limited or unavailable.PMID:34812913 | PMC:PMC8609262 | DOI:10.1007/s00105-021-04918-x
Conclusions: For patients in endemic regions who describe symptoms suggestive of intracranial hypertension and papilledema, especially accompanied by facial nerve palsy and other cranial nerve palsies, underlying neurologic LB should be considered.
NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study ’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.