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by Margherita
Sat 18 Oct 2014 0:51
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Never was nor will be one only infected with Borrelia
Replies: 68
Views: 12060

Re: B. burgdorferi infection and immune responses

Hi Duncan, Is anything in medicine absolute? No Duncan, it isn't and I understand your point of view. But I think that as long as people who are bitten by a tick are tested exclusively for B.Burgdorferi (so not for co-infections), there will never be any scientific proof that ticks do also transmit ...
by Margherita
Fri 17 Oct 2014 23:13
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Never was nor will be one only infected with Borrelia
Replies: 68
Views: 12060

Re: B. burgdorferi infection and immune responses

If you make such bold claims as if you are stating facts, you are required to support them with scientific studies, particularly if you post this in the science-section. Well admin, what about my test results?? Aren't these scientific evidence of what phantasm stated? Besides Borrelia I've been tes...
by Margherita
Thu 2 Oct 2014 17:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bartonella Rash
Replies: 8
Views: 5939

Re: Bartonella Rash

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php/resources/medical-photos/category/27-bartonella The following antibiotics have been found effective (case reports): (source: NVLP = Dutch Association for Lymepatients) Gentamicin Rifampicine Ciprofloxacin Erythromycin or: Co-trimoxazol Treatment: at le...
by Margherita
Thu 2 Oct 2014 15:37
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Immunity-related genes in Ixodes scapularis
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Immunity-related genes in Ixodes scapularis

Thanks for posting Rita :) It will take a life time for me to succeed in reading all your interesting articles here and several life times more to store all this info in my head and fully understand it. With regard to your above post I noticed the following relevant statement: Ixodes scapularis , co...
by Margherita
Wed 1 Oct 2014 17:57
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: B. miyamotoi in European and U.S. Ixodes Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: B. miyamotoi in European and U.S. Ixodes Ticks

Well Phantasm, although this topic might not be the most appropriate one for your post, I’m very please to read that you recovered. On topic again: I’m wondering how many persons are actually carrying around a B. Miyamotoi infection without being cured as it doesn't show up in the current western bl...
by Margherita
Wed 1 Oct 2014 14:05
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: B. miyamotoi in European and U.S. Ixodes Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: B. miyamotoi in European and U.S. Ixodes Ticks

The following map of Holland released by the Dutch Institute of Health (RIVM) gives an idea of the concentration of ticks and the Borrelia species in Holland in 2012 . Important: this picture only regards ticks captured and sent to the RIVM by Dutch residents who participated to the TekenRadar study...
by Margherita
Tue 30 Sep 2014 21:57
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Blood transfusion transmission of B. Miyamotoi in mice
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Blood transfusion transmission of B. Miyamotoi in mice

Source : Wiley Onlinre Library - Transfusion Authors : Peter J. Krause - Jeanne E. Hendrickson - Tanner K. Steeves - Durland Fish Background Borrelia miyamotoi, a recently discovered relapsing fever spirochete, occurs in hard-bodied ticks wherever Lyme disease is endemic. Human infection is associa...
by Margherita
Mon 22 Sep 2014 11:57
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Questen about Labresults (infectolab Augsburg)
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Re: Questen about Labresults (infectolab Augsburg)

Dear Aubry, There are many reasons why current Elisa/Blot antibody-testing is not sufficiently reliable for the diagnosis of Lyme disease. LHCTom listed up quite a few of them in the following topic: http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5481&start=30 + The human immune system are a...
by Margherita
Sat 26 Jul 2014 23:49
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Refusing/Delaying Treatment for Lyme disease
Replies: 7
Views: 2438

Re: Refusing/Delaying Treatment for Lyme disease

Hi Rita First of all my sincere condolences for the passing of your step-father. I was missing your posts for quite a while and I suppose this is one of the reasons why. I understand it saddens you that some people do not want to take antibiotics. But perhaps your mothers friend will soon develop se...