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lyme disease - testing and co-infections

A: Hi, Deborah.... I"m so sorry to hear about your diagnoses. No one can imagine the havoc these bugs can create until they have experienced it first-hand. I"ll give you my opinion on what you asked me.   First of all, there is NO test that is absolutely fool-proof when it comes to lyme disease. It can evade detection in both blood and spinal fluid so I don"t know how your doctor can completely rule it out.  I did find this explanation on one of the web sites: "When used as a part of a diagnostic evaluation for lyme disease, the Western Blot should be performed by a laboratory that reads and reports...
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What are the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

A: You can look at this website: http://www.msviewsandnews.org Register also see the blog: http://wwwmsviewsandrelatednews.blogspot.com/ Between the two, there are thousands or pieces of information May though be best for you to see a neurologist, before making your own diagnosis Regards, Stuart Schlossman In multiple sclerosis , damage to the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS), and to the nerve fibers themselves, interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body. This disruption of nerve signals produces the primary symptoms of MS, which vary depending on where the damage...


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What is lyme disease and how can it be found in your system?

A: lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash called erythema migrans. Infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly,...


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If you contract lymes disease is the joint pain most likely to be near the site of the bite or all over? and, can you get it without ever having a fever?

A: The bite was just over three weeks ago. It can be anywhere, with most is starts in the peripheral joints. @DarkScribe I know you can take doxicycline when it is a new bite, do you know if you have to take it within a few days? Few Weeks? When is it too late? Have your friend go to a doctor or clinic and get tested! There are many other symptoms and effects. The fact that she has “removed” ticks before may mean that she missed the tiniest. Joint pain is only one of the symptoms. I am not a doctor but have had several friend and relatives effected by tick bites. It will only get worse if untreated and the possible consequences of long-term lyme

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How long does it take a tick infected with lyme disease to transmit the disease?

A: not long just the bite can be enough Depends on the species of tick. The deer tick can transmit within 24 hrs. If you find an engorged deer tick on you you are in trouble! Lone Star ticks which are common in the Southeastern states and moving on up north can transmit lyme & several types of Erhlichia in less than 2 hours. Those guys do not engorge either. They just quickly clamp on and start feasting. People have saved themselves from lyme by removing the tick correctly and cleaning the bite area immediately with lots of alcohol and then Neosporin on it for several days. as long as it takes the tick to bite you. The Yellow Belly...


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What Are the signs Of lyme disease?

A: lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the bite of several United States tick species, including the deer tick, the lone star tick, and the American dog tick. signs of lyme disease fall into two categories. Early lyme disease symptoms follow a pattern of flu-like symptoms accompanied by a rash, while late-stage signs of disseminated lyme disease include fatigue and neurological symptoms. The earliest of the signs of
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lyme disease & Toxoplasmosis

A: Hi, Stephanie... No, toxoplasmosis & lyme disease don"t normally come as a "set."  Toxoplamosis is a parasite contracted from cat feces, undercooked meat and some other sources. lyme is a bacteria contracted from a tick, mosquito, or flea. I copied the following from the Centers for disease Control website for your benefit and the benefit of anyone else who comes across this: What is toxoplasmosis? A single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii causes a disease known as toxoplasmosis. While the parasite is found throughout the world, more than 60 million people in the United States may be infected with...
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lyme disease and bruising

A: Hi, Karen.... It COULD be lyme disease or it could be one of the co-infections.  lyme disease can cause platelet problems which would result in bruising and so can some of the other micro-organisms that can be transmitted along with lyme. Here"s an example of what Erhlichiosis can do (I copied and pasted it from another site. It mentions decreased platelet cound under signs and tests): Erhlichiosis is an infectious disease transmitted by the bite of a tick. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: ...
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Are their diferant types of lyme disease?

A: there are different and its very very bad to get. its uncurable. you should research it..wikipedia.com i don''t think so, i think there different stages of it try looking it up @ www.webmd.com they are really great for things like that good luck There are no different types, but symptoms varie from person to person. THis is sort of a tricky question to answer because the term "lyme disease" is only really used in the United States (& Canada). It''s known as LB in Europe & similar terms in other locales around the Northern hemisphere. There are several geno-species of the borrelia ("Borrelia Burgdorferi") that result in lyme infection. 3 well-known ones are:...


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Can it be lyme disease?

A: The first thing that came to mind when I read your question was lyme disease. lyme disease was named in 1977 when arthritis was observed in a cluster of children in and around lyme, Connecticut. Other clinical symptoms and environmental conditions suggested that this was an infectious disease, probably transmitted by an insect (an arthropod). Further investigation revealed that lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria are transmitted to humans by the bite of infected deer ticks and...
 
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