Rapidly progressing generalized morphea with high lyme disease titer

Mi Soo Choi, Gi Hyun Seong, Myeong Jin Park, Minkee Park, Seung Phil Hong, Byung Cheol Park, Myung Hwa KimIndian Journal of Dermatology 2020 65(5):432-434
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research

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is the most common tick-borne illness in the USA and Europe. Pathogens involved include Borrelia burgdorferi in the USA and B. afzelii and B. garinii in Europe. The characteristic rash of erythema migrans occurs in 70 –80% of patients. Neurological disease, including facial palsy, meningo-encephalitis, aseptic meningitis and polyradiculopathy, occurs in 10–15%. Cardiac disease, primarily manifest as heart block, is seen in 1–4%. Arthritis is a late complication in about 30% of untreated patients.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Bacterial infections Source Type: research
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) could have chosen to settle the lawsuit instead of fighting it, but the principles at stake were too high, they decided.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
This report describes how a student and nursing faculty member provided community education to 3 rural communities about how climate change impacts the health of rural communities through the local community newspaper serving the 3 communities. Climate and health-related topics in a weekly newspaper column in this project included extreme heat events, Lyme disease, air pollution, water quality, soil health, environmental justice, and the role of the nurse in planetary health.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
AbstractLyme disease is an infection caused byBorrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Ixodes tick. The majority of patients recover without complications with antibiotic therapy. However, for a minority of patients, accompanying non-specific symptoms can persist for months following completion of therapy. The constellation of symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and musculoskeletal pain that persist beyond 6  months and are associated with disability have been termed post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), a subset of a broader term “chron...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report an imported case of Bannwarth syndrome in a pediatric patient and review the literature for other pediatric cases reported.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Conclusions: Operative management of pediatric patients with Lyme arthritis is associated with increased resource utilization and costs while being similarly efficacious to nonoperative management. As the US Lyme epidemic expands, improved diagnosis and management of acute undifferentiated arthritis may prevent unneeded operative intervention. Level of Evidence: Level III—retrospective cohort study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infection Source Type: research
ng;rd Shaun Quegan Some of the climate-sensitive infections (CSIs) affecting humans are zoonotic vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme borreliosis (BOR) and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), mostly linked to various species of ticks as vectors. Due to climate change, the geographical distribution of tick species, their hosts, and the prevalence of pathogens are likely to change. A recent increase in human incidences of these CSIs in the Nordic regions might indicate an expansion of the range of ticks and hosts, with vegetation changes acting as potential predictors linked to habitat suitability. In this paper, we study di...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2021 Oct 18. doi: 10.1007/s10571-021-01154-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlzheimer's disease (AD), the most frequently diagnosed dementia, is a senile neurodegenerative disorder characterized by amnesia and cognitive dysfunction. Unfortunately, there are still no successful strategies to prevent AD progression. Thus, the vast majority of research focuses on recognizing risk factors for developing and progressing this disease. Human spirochetes, fungi, Borrelia burgdorferi, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and human herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) have all been implicated in the deve...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the increasing incidence of LD in Canada, there is a greater need for resource consistency. Providing this consistency may help mitigate LD burden, standardize approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and improve patient outcomes.PMID:34654327 | DOI:10.1177/21501327211050744
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study suggests that an adapted training-of-trainers is a feasible approach to raising tick and LD risk awareness among Qu ébec outdoor workers and public. Trained ambassadors have the potential of reaching a large portion of the population visiting or working in outdoor parks while also providing much-needed outreach regarding risk and prevention. Pushing this concept further to include other types of workers and juri sdictions may contribute to national LD surveillance efforts.
Source: PLoS One - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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