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by Yvonne
Fri 9 Nov 2007 9:48
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme and hormones
Replies: 25
Views: 9982

Re: Lyme and hormones

LYME DISEASE and it’s connection to THYROID/ADRENAL PROBLEMS John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., a Lyme Disease specialist, states, “Increasingly, I am encountering thyroid disease in LD. A local endocrinologist has remarked to me privately that the incidence of thyroid involvement in LD may be greater than ex...
by Yvonne
Fri 9 Nov 2007 9:47
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme and hormones
Replies: 25
Views: 9982

Re: Lyme and hormones

Human thyroid autoantigens and proteins of Yersinia and Borrelia share amino acid sequence homology that includes binding motifs to HLA-DR molecules and T-cell receptor. Benvenga S, Santarpia L, Trimarchi F, Guarneri F. Sezione di Endocrinologia del Dipartimento Clinico Sperimentale di Medicina e Fa...
by Yvonne
Fri 9 Nov 2007 9:46
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme and hormones
Replies: 25
Views: 9982

Re: Lyme and hormones

Pituitary and other endocrine abnormalities are far more common than generally realized. Evaluate fully, including growth hormone levels. Quite often, a full battery of provocative tests is in order to fully define the problem. When testing the thyroid, measure free T3 and free T4 levels and TSH, an...
by Yvonne
Fri 9 Nov 2007 9:45
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme and hormones
Replies: 25
Views: 9982

Re: Lyme and hormones

Adolescent hormonal surges and the emotional turmoil wrought by LD at once camouflage and exacerbate each other mutually. Thus, children tend to be unruly, hard to please and prone to atypical emotional reactions. A child who is misbehaving in class should not be dismissed as a "bad kid". Lyme can c...
by Yvonne
Fri 9 Nov 2007 9:45
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme and hormones
Replies: 25
Views: 9982

Lyme and hormones

The endocrine glands produce hormones. For example, the pituitary gland in the brain produces several different hormones including growth hormone, and the adrenal glands located on top of the kidneys produce seven major hormones. Borreliosis patients usually have multiple endocrine hormone deficienc...
by Yvonne
Wed 7 Nov 2007 16:25
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: The association between tick-borne infections, LB +autism
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: The association between tick-borne infections, LB +autism

I have told my collegue both the symptoms of his wife and his son could be the result of Lyme. But their GP has convinced them the symptoms could have many origins and refuses to have them tested for Lyme. He only prescribes steroids :( The saddest part is that my collegue lost his mother last year...
by Yvonne
Wed 7 Nov 2007 15:51
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Honesty on the internet
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

Honesty on the internet

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by Yvonne
Wed 7 Nov 2007 10:19
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Ann Corson:Pediatric Lyme Disease
Replies: 0
Views: 975

Ann Corson:Pediatric Lyme Disease

Caveats Any child who becomes ill after a tick bite needs a full evaluation for the presence of co-infections Any child who becomes ill after a tick bite who was treated with 3 to 4 weeks of oral antibiotics has most likely been inadequately treated. Initial inadequate treatment makes future treatme...
by Yvonne
Wed 7 Nov 2007 9:32
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: The association between tick-borne infections, LB +autism
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

The association between tick-borne infections, LB +autism

The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders Robert C. Bransfield , Jeffrey S. Wulfmanb, William T. Harveyc and Anju I. Usmand aDepartment of Psychiatry, Riverview Medical Center, 225 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ, United States bDepartment of Family M...