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Misdiagnosing Lyme disease The Great Imitator The Borrelia burgdorferi Bb spirochete is an evasive organism which can penetrate virtually any organ or system in the body, including the brain and central nervous system, joints, muscles and heart. Lyme disease symptoms may be similar to other medical conditions, making diagnosing a challenge.
Fatigue, insomnia, and myalgias are seen in both Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms are often seen in Lyme disease patients and include severe fatigue, impaired memory and concentration, sleep disturbance, myalgias, and arthralgias. Neuropsychiatric presentations, including depression, anxiety and rage, have been identified in both acute and chronic Lyme disease cases.
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myofascial pain syndrome. Curr Opin Rheumatol, 6 2 Chronic pain and fatigue syndromes: Neuroimmunomodulation, 4 3 False positive Lyme serology due to syphilis: Acta Clin Belg, 66 1 Cimmino MA, Salvarani C.
Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Baillieres Clin Rheumatol, 9 3 Polymyalgia rheumatica or Lyme disease? How to avoid misdiagnosis in older patients. Postgrad Med, 97 1, Lyme borreliosis presenting as a polymyalgia rheumatica-like syndrome.
Br J Rheumatol, 34 4 Daoud KF, Barkhuizen A. Rheumatic mimics and selected triggers of fibromyalgia. Curr Pain Headache Rep, 6 4 Arthritis Rheum, 20 1 Misdiagnosis of erythema migrans.
Am J Med, 99 4 Failure of treatment with cephalexin for Lyme disease. Arch Fam Med, 9 6 Correcting a public health fiasco: The need for a new vaccine against Lyme disease. Brinar VV, Habek M.
Rare infections mimicking MS. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, Diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis.
Am Fam Physician, 70 10 Trojano M, Paolicelli D. The differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: Neurol Sci, 22 Suppl 2, S A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of repeated IV antibiotic therapy for Lyme encephalopathy.
Neurology, 70 13 Rheumatic diseases presenting as sports-related injuries. Sports Med, 38 11 Consequences of treatment delay in Lyme disease.
J Eval Clin Pract, 13 3 What Is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is currently the world's fastest growing vector-borne infection (spread by ticks). As Ireland's first Lyme disease support group we hope to spread awareness and encourage quick diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disease.
Lyme disease is currently the world's fastest growing vector-borne infection (spread by ticks). As Ireland's first Lyme disease support group we hope to spread awareness and encourage quick diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disease.
Lone Star Ticks Won't Give You Lyme, But Can Still Make You Sick Published 01/31/ WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people believe, the lone star tick does not spread Lyme disease, researchers report.
heartoftexashop.com is a non-profit (c)(3) that serves the patient community through advocacy, education and research. Misdiagnosing Lyme disease The Great Imitator. The Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) spirochete is an evasive organism which can penetrate virtually any organ or system in the body, including the brain and central nervous system, joints, muscles and heart. Lyme disease. The Australian Government Department of Health is aware there are many Australians who are experiencing chronic debilitating symptoms which many associate with a tick bite.
The denial of Lyme disease arises from a government funded research project that failed to detect Borrelia burgdoferi (the common North American strain) in Australian ticks (Russell and Doggett, ).
It takes three to 30 days for early signs of Lyme disease to appear, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The classic sign of Lyme . Information on Lyme disease. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.