DR ELLIE CANNON: Could pills for Lyme disease actually be making it worse?
DR ELLIE CANNON: There are between 2,000 and 3,000 cases of Lyme disease every year in England and Wales - with areas such as the New Forest and Scottish Highlands the highest risk.
A 37-year-old man was diagnosed with Lyme carditis after presenting to the emergency department (ED) with fever, weakness, history of tick bite, and prolonged PR interval of 394 ms (a type of heart block) and positive Lyme testing. In the ED, second-degree AV block was noted intermittently on the monitor but not documented. Both infectiousRead more …Why I’m furious over observation status originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
ConclusionsBorrelia infection in the setting of acute aortic pathology is a rare entity. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to demonstrate a mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm as a rare manifestation of Lyme disease. Aortic wall biopsies and real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of the specimen were essential for accurate diagnosis. This finding may contribute to the understanding of the etiology of inflammatory aneurysmal disease and abdominal aneurysms in general.
A number of tick-borne pathogens circulate in the Belgian tick population in addition to the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis. However, so far, only a few patients with tick-borne diseases other than Lyme b...
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical and topical variants and forms of EF in children are associated with etiology, have different rates of complications, the nature of the course and outcomes, the knowledge of which makes it possible to optimize the diagnostic process.PMID:35038852 | DOI:10.17116/jnevro202112111286
Vaccine. 2022 Jan 13:S0264-410X(22)00006-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.01.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTVaccination guidelines for dogs and cats indicate that core vaccines (for dogs, rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus; for cats, feline parvovirus, herpes virus-1, calicivirus) are essential to maintain health, and that non-core vaccines be administered according to a clinician's assessment of a pet's risk of exposure and susceptibility to infection. A reliance on individual risk assessment introduces the potential for between-practice inconsistencies in non-core vaccine recommendations. A study was initiated t...
Conclusion: This systematic review, including all reported cases and our case report, supports evidence of ocular infection ofBorrelia species. Furthermore, in case of suspicion of infection and seronegativity, it is justified to look forBorrelia in eye tissue samples. In addition, microscopy without using PCR is not sufficient to confirm the diagnosis of borreliosis on ocular tissue. In the articles studied, there was no unambiguous recommendation of treatment.Ophthalmic Res
Psychol Med. 2022 Jan 11:1-2. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721005481. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAfter reading an article in the journal, regarding affective disorders in patients with rare illnesses, the authors would like to discuss a case of non-affective psychosis, presenting with olfactory reference and Truman symptoms, in a patient with three unusual conditions: Gilbert disease, Hughes syndrome and Lyme neuroborreliosis.PMID:35012695 | DOI:10.1017/S0033291721005481
Neurol Sci. 2022 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s10072-022-05865-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA 35-year-old Caucasian woman presented an abrupt onset of bilateral impaired vision, and arrived to our attention two weeks later. She had a previous episode of mild dizziness. She underwent a fluorescein angiography showing branch retinal artery occlusions and a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealing several supraand infratentorial FLAIR-hyperintense white matter lesions, two with contrast enhancement. Thrombophilic, autoimmune and infective (including Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Borrelia burgdorferi, Hepatitis B Virus, He...