Sunday, March 13, 2016

Increasing evidence points to inflammation as source of nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease

From ScienceDaily

About 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. New research indicates that inflammation plays a causal role in the array of neurologic changes associated with Lyme disease. The investigators also showed that the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone prevents many of these reactions.

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