Friday, October 20, 2017

Dr. Jane Marke on the psychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease

 Dr. Jane Marke on the psychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease

Is it Lyme or mental illness? According to this psychiatrist, sometimes it's both. Watch her presentation to the Central Mass Lyme Foundation's conference.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Budget laboratory for Lyme testing

As you probably know if you have been treating Lyme disease for a while, the testing to attempt to determine whether or not you have Lyme disease and/or coinfections can be very expensive. I saw this today from a listserv I am on, where clinicians talk to each other and answer questions about Lyme and other infections. I have not heard of these labs before so I can't make recommendations, but it sounds as though they would be worth checking out.


Medical Diagnostics Laboratories in NJ does quite a few antibodies and PCR's.  They have a package price for self-pay patients and it does not matter how many tests you order.  the price is $225.

Pathogenius labs in TX (now MicroGen) does well on non-tickborne bacteria.  They do any body fluid EXCEPT blood, as far as I know.  They do DNA sequencing for 25,000 organisms.  We have had positive results from them on various fluids.  You might want to check them out online. I think the price was around $250-$300, quite reasonable.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The everything test?!

This came to my attention today. I don't know anything about it, yet. I'm asking around. If you discover anything please let me know. 


Aperiomics is the only company identifying every bacteria, virus, parasite, and fungus in one test. We specialize in identifying the unknown.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Reaching a Consensus in Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Patricia V. Smith share their thoughts on what needs to happen before a consensus can be reached in Lyme disease. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells:

Great news for people with Parkinson's disease!

Transplantation of neurons made from induced pluripotent stem cells show long-term benefit in monkeys with Parkinson's disease -- ScienceDaily

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A good web site about Lyme and related issues

This came to my attention today. It's a website about tick-borne illnesses, hosted by ILADS member Elizabeth Maloney MD (co-author of the most recent ILADS guidelines). I found the checklists on different tick-borne illnesses particularly helpful.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lyme is the #1 vector-borne disease in the U.S.military

Lyme is the #1 vector borne disease in US military...above malaria.
Over 1200 cases last year, mostly obtained domestically. Per Col. Jamie Blow. Just announced at Military Health System Research Symposium.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Man dies of Babesia in CT

NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of a New Milford man this month, and health experts warn that more cases are likely as tick populations flourish in New England. Michael Yoder died Aug. 8 of liver and kidney failure after a severe case of babesiosis, according to the state medical examiner's office. He was 55. Yoder's wife, Wendy, said her husband was an avid gardener .....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

CDC Reports 2600% Increase in Tick-Borne Babesiosis Infections in Wisconsin in 12 Years

It is not just a bad summer for ticks — it has been a bad decade for the spread of tick-borne infections. New surveillance from the CDC reports rapid expansion and increase in cases of babesiosis, a sometimes life-threatening disease, in Wisconsin. The CDC compiled the new report from surveillance conducted every three years during the period between 2001 through 2015. During that time, electronic surveillance came online to provide faster, more thorough, case reports. While a boost in case co…


Babesiosis Kills Conn. Man (AP) | Medpage Today

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Friday, August 11, 2017

How the French Have Attacked Lyme

How the French are Attacking Lyme

"For a day, patients come to the hospital, get all the tests and scans, see various specialists and get started on treatments that fit their diagnosis."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why so few Lyme cases in South & West?

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Why Doesn't CDC Count Lyme Disease Cases in South and West? Everybody Else Does.

CDC surveillance maps show Lyme exposure as primarily an East Coast phenomenon. But a look at data from other sources offers an entirely different picture. More from LYME POLICY WONK. 

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