Are other tick-borne infections overlooked in patients investigated for Lyme neuroborreliosis? A large retrospective study from South-eastern Sweden

Publication date: Available online 4 June 2021Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Paula Gyllemark, Peter Wilhelmsson, Camilla Elm, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Joppe W. Hovius, Marcus Johansson, Ivar Tjernberg, Per-Eric Lindgren, Anna J. Henningsson, Johanna Sjöwall
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ConclusionThe discrepancy between changes in incidence of TBE and LB support the contributions of virus-specific factors beyond the mere availability of tick vectors and/or human outdoor activity, which are a prerequisite for the transmission of both diseases. A better understanding of parameters controlling human pathogenicity and the maintenance of TBE virus in its natural vector-host cycle will generate further insights into the focal nature of TBE and can potentially improve forecasts of TBE risk on smaller regional scales.PMID:34477056 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.35.2002108
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Primary care and frontline healthcare providers are often the first point of contact for patients experiencing tick-borne disease (TBD) but face challenges when recognizing and diagnosing these diseases. The s...
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Radiologia. 2021 Aug 25:S0033-8338(21)00122-3. doi: 10.1016/j.rx.2021.07.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTInfections of the central nervous system caused by atypical bacteria are becoming more common. Borrelia burgdorferi and Rickettsia conorii are microorganisms transmitted by ticks; infection with these bacteria result in a wide spectrum of manifestations on imaging. In areas where these tick-borne microorganisms are endemic, including Spain, these infections must be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with a variety of systemic and neurologic symptoms. The clinical presentation of these infections is no...
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Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases emerge from increased interactions between humans, other animals, and infected ticks. The risk of acquiring a tick-borne infection varies across space and time, s...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Lyme disease is the most frequent tick-borne infectious disease in Europe. It often presents with a wide variety of symptoms. For this reason, affection of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) caused by Lyme dise...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
The clinical manifestations of this tickborne disease can differ according to the species causing the infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases
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OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrosp...
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CONCLUSIONS: Individuals diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis in the hospital setting had an increased risk of mental disorders, affective disorders, suicide attempts, and suicide. Although the absolute population risk is low, clinicians should be aware of potential psychiatric sequelae of this global disease.PMID:34315282 | DOI:10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.20091347
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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