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Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2013-06-04 23:04:48

Experts say this year´s tick season could be worse than ever. Lyme Research Alliance on the best ways to stay tick-safe this summer. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Warmer weather is here and with it comes more time spent outdoors hiking, gardening, biking and enjoying other fun activities. Unfortunately, the warm weather also encourages the emergence of ticks and increases your risk of contracting Lyme disease. “2012 was one of the worst tick years on record and Lyme disease...

2011-12-19 13:21:29

They come out in the spring, and each year they spread further — the ticks. Thirty percent of them transmit borrelia pathogens, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis that can damage joints and organs. The disease often goes undetected. In the future, a new type of gel is intended to prevent an infection — if applied after a tick bite. For years, Mrs. S. suffered from joint pain and headaches. After an odyssey through doctors´ waiting rooms, one doctor diagnosed Lyme...

2011-05-17 12:17:50

Patients with persistent arthritis require more intensive antibiotic and DMARD therapy New research shows that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Borrelia burgdorferi DNA"”the spirochetal bacteria transmitted by deer ticks"”in joint fluid may confirm the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis, but is not a reliable indicator for active joint infection in patients whose arthritis persists after antibiotic therapy. Findings of this study are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a...

2010-09-06 09:02:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Lyme disease is no laughing matter. The disease affects the joints, heart, and even the nervous system, and it assumed that when it is deemed "chronic" that these symptoms worsen, but some scientists believe that chronic Lyme disease may not even exist and that doctors treating the disease may be causing more harm than good. Lyme disease is a multi-system infection cause by Borrelia Burgdorferi, a bacterium, and treatment usually consists of 10-28 days of...

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2009-03-10 13:34:53

The lawyer for the 27-year-old man accused of shooting an Illinois pastor during his sermon on Sunday, says his client suffers from a mental condition linked to Lyme disease, but many experts say that excuse doesn't hold up. Edwardsville attorney Ron Slemer told the Belleville News-Democrat that alleged shooter Terry Sedlacek suffers from mental and physical condition linked to a tick bite he sustained years ago. "Lyme disease doesn't cause people to shoot people," Dr. Eugene Shapiro, a...

2008-11-13 09:00:36

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last chance to buy tickets for Turn the Corner Foundation's, http://www.turnthecorner.org/, annual gala, a fundraiser to help fight Lyme disease. The big event, Unmask a Cure, will be held tonight, Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Celebrities and prominent physicians involved in research and clinical treatment of Lyme disease are expected to attend. Awards will presented to individuals who have been instrumental in...

2008-08-25 09:00:26

By Rita M Rhoads By Rita M. Rhoads / Special to the Sunday News In an article on Lyme disease (Aug. 3), there were several inaccurate statements. I will delineate these errors, but will admit one huge truth: Lyme is on an upswing. In our small nurse-midwifery practice we had five pregnant women with Lyme disease in 2007. As a nurse practitioner, I am also seeing many more patients with Lyme disease than in previous years. First inaccurate statement: "80 percent of patients with Lyme...

2008-08-05 03:00:11

By Wolf, Paula pwolf@lnpnews.com One day at work, Lisa McElroy suddenly came down with fever and body aches. I thought I had the flu, said the Landisville mother of three. Her symptoms only intensified, as she started suffering severe spine and pelvic pain, and hallucinations from the fever. When she went to the doctor, McElroy mentioned that she had recently gone hiking, possibly exposing her to ticks that carry Lyme disease. He ordered a test. McElroy learned the next day that the...

2008-02-27 21:00:08

By Abram Katz Patients across Connecticut and the country are demanding extreme treatments for "chronic Lyme disease," but the condition does not exist, according to a group of scientists from Yale, Harvard, the University of Connecticut and other institutions. Many of the men and women and their children are experiencing profoundly disturbing symptoms, but there is no scientific evidence any are afflicted with a chronic infection of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, said lead author...