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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Sat 16 Feb 2013 21:37

From Norway (Tv2):

"Flåttsyke nordmenn kan ha blitt feilbehandlet i en årrekke

Professor Morten Laane mener norske leger tar feil når de hevder at borreliabakterien man kan få av flåttbitt ikke kan føre til langvarig sykdom."


http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/innenriks/hel ... 90023.html

A quote (but you can find much more interesting information on the link 8-) ):

– Kan ha noe for seg

Harald Reiso er kommunelege i Arendal og aktiv i flåttforskernettverket NorTick. Han er en av mange norske leger som er skeptisk til diagnosen kronisk borreliose. Reiso vil likevel ikke avvise det professoren legger fram.

- Det er en del utsagn der som kanskje kan ha noe for seg, sier Reiso. Vi skal ikke avvise at det er det er del kunnskap vi ikke har, men de legene som jobber i felten må forholde seg til den kunnskapen som er per nå.

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Sat 16 Feb 2013 22:32

The article in the post above is more interesting that many people think. Use google translate if you don't understand Norwegian, or wait until professor Morten Motzfeldt Laanes work is published in English:

A google translated quote (from the link in the post above):
He has also studied the blood of a number of other patients, who think they are chronically ill after a tick bite in a microscope. Now he publishes a sensational study in the international journal Biological and Biomedical Reports, where he claims health care is wrong when they doubt the diagnosis of chronic Lyme borreliosis.

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Wed 20 Feb 2013 15:33

"Kan ha funnet flått-beviset" (TV2, Norway)

"Professor Morten Laane ved Universitetet i Olso har gjort uppsiktsvekkande funn om borreliabakterien. Funna till Laane kan endre helt måten vi behandlar flåttbitt på."


http://www.tv2.no/play/nyheter/innenrik ... 98871.html

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Wed 6 Mar 2013 11:40

‎"A simple method for the detection of live Borrelia spirochaetes in human blood using classical microscopy techniques
Ivar Mysterud, Morten Motzfeldt Laane"

http://www.biomedicalreports.org/index. ... %5B0%5D=98

Edit to add (in Swedish):

Scrolla ner till under referenserna och klicka på "Full Text: PDF" så hittar ni mer.

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Thu 14 Mar 2013 23:58

From Denmark.

Borrelia-ramte: Dansk test virker ikke

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id- ... -ikke.html

A quote:
Den danske test indeholder kun et antigen fra én undertype af Borellia. Der er kommet flere test på markedet i løbet af de sidste 20 år, og de fanger flere forskellige undertyper.

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Sun 24 Mar 2013 15:05

From Denmark (daninfekt, Dr Marie Kroun):

"TV2-nyheder - polemik om dansk Borrelia antistof test, IGEN!"

http://daninfekt.dk/news.php

http://daninfekt.dk/news.php?readmore=47

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Sun 24 Mar 2013 15:08

From Denmark (daninfekt, Dr Marie Kroun):

"Simpel MIKROSKOPI er den letteste og hurtigste måde at påvise levende Borrelia spirokæter i blod"

http://daninfekt.dk/news.php

Some quotes:
A simple method for the detection of live Borrelia spirochaetes in human blood using classical microscopy techniques
Prof. Morten M. Laane(1), Ivar Mysterud(2)

Mere om billeder fra mikroskopi, kan findes på patolog Alan MacDonald's nye website:
http://alzheimerborreliosis.net/

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Sat 30 Mar 2013 15:34

From Sweden:

Am Nat. 2013 Apr;181(4):545-54. doi: 10.1086/669905. Epub 2013 Mar 8.
Multiple-Strain Infections of Borrelia afzelii: A Role for Within-Host Interactions in the Maintenance of Antigenic Diversity?
Andersson M, Scherman K, Råberg L.

Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund, Sweden.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23535618

Ett klipp:
Overall, the observed patterns suggest that facilitation is more important than competition in this system and that more diverse infections have an advantage in establishing and/or maintaining infection. We propose that this advantage is one of the factors that favors antigenic diversity.

Some more information here (Thank you, Rita!):

"Multiple-Strain Infections of B. afzelii"

http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... 677#p35364

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by panda » Mon 1 Apr 2013 15:31

Norway:

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2013 Apr;4(3):218-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.11.006. Epub 2012 Dec 20.
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Brønnøysund in northern Norway.
Soleng A, Kjelland V.
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Pest Control, PO-Box 4404 Nydalen, NO-0403 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: arnulf.soleng@fhi.no.
Abstract
Ticks are important vectors of disease for both humans and animals. In Europe, Lyme borreliosis is the most abundant tick-borne human disease, whereas anaplasmosis, or tick-borne fever, is the most widespread tick-borne infection in domestic animals. However, knowledge about the prevalence of the causative disease agents in questing ticks in the northern range of their distribution in Norway is missing. Ixodes ricinus ticks were therefore collected by flagging vegetation in Brønnøysund, an area near the Arctic Circle in Norway where ticks have been abundant for decades. Ticks were analysed for infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum by real-time PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA gene of B. burgdorferi and the msp2 gene of A. phagocytophilum. B. burgdorferi s.l. were subsequently genotyped by conducting a melt curve analysis of the PCR-amplified hbb gene or by directly sequencing the PCR-amplified rrs (16S)-rrl (23S) intergenetic spacer. A. phagocytophilum was genotyped by msp2 gene sequencing. B. burgdorferi s.l. isolates were detected in 11.3% (15/133) of the nymphal ticks and in 33.3% (29/87) of the adult ticks. Of the 44 Borrelia-infected ticks collected, B. afzelii was identified in 42 ticks (95.5%), whereas B. garinii was detected in only 2 ticks (4.5%). A. phagocytophilum was detected in 0.8% of nymphal ticks (1/133) and in 4.6% of adult ticks (4/87). Mixed infections of more than one B. burgdorferi genospecies were not observed. One adult tick was co-infected with B. afzelii and A. phagocytophilum.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23333106

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Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Post by X-member » Mon 8 Apr 2013 23:53

From Sweden:

En intervju med en ung svensk borreliadrabbad

http://www.livochratt.se/intervju-med-m ... -borrelia/

Ett klipp:
I Sverige har man rätt till behandling för stadium 3-borrelia men då gäller behandling endast i tre veckor med antibiotika i tablettform. Dock är det vanligt att okunniga läkare skriver ut två veckor med antibiotika vilket är rekommendationen för tidig och inte sen borrelia. I behandlingen med tre veckors antibiotika handlar det alltså bara om borrelia där hänsyn ej tas till andra sjukdomar som till exempel Twar och anaplasma (erlichia). Det är här problematiken ligger i de svenska riktlinjerna. Orsaken till att man behöver en längre och bättre behandling är ofta kombinationen av alla sjukdomarna vilket jag, min familj och många borreliadrabbade har. Det måste alltså ske en ändring i det svenska synsättet på behandling.
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