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by LHCTom
Sun 5 Jul 2015 3:05
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: CVID/Immune Deficiencies, TNF Gene Mutations, and Lyme
Replies: 16
Views: 14322

Re: CVID/Immune Deficiencies, TNF Gene Mutations, and Lyme

Yes I have seen the work and it might help explain persisytence plus in part the ELISA and Western Blot problems given most people receive antibiotics on occasion. I was thinking the inability to produce normal levels of IgG1 and Ig3 might simply compound the issues plus impact both the ELISA which ...
by LHCTom
Sat 4 Jul 2015 20:35
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: CVID/Immune Deficiencies, TNF Gene Mutations, and Lyme
Replies: 16
Views: 14322

Re: CVID/Immune Deficiencies, TNF Gene Mutations, and Lyme

I'm curious to compare notes. I was diagnosed with an IgG subclass deficiency of IgG1 ( 388 range of 422-1292) and IgG3 ( 30 range of 41 to 129) but my total just made the bottom of the normal range of 700-1600 at 725. I've read where the different IgG classes appear to be targeted or predominate wi...
by LHCTom
Sat 4 Jul 2015 20:04
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Suppression of Long-Lived Humoral Immunity Following Bb infection
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: Suppression of Long-Lived Humoral Immunity Following Bb infection

Its yet another factor in why the CDC Dressler criteria would fail and why other areas such as Europe and Asia determined that 2/10 or 3/10 local Borrelia surface antigen antibodies were adequate to indicate a Lyme infection. Most people receive antibiotics every now and then for everything from a s...
by LHCTom
Mon 22 Jun 2015 20:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Relative Risk and biased ethics - bad science
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Relative Risk and biased ethics - bad science

Got a rise - I thought it might be better to post here as RR reads it quickly... "Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Another Nail in the ILADS-Igenex Coffin": Some interesting observations from the study not discussed: Please show a lack of bias by posting this comment. You may be the ow...
by LHCTom
Sun 21 Jun 2015 19:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Relative Risk and biased ethics - bad science
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Relative Risk and biased ethics - bad science

Cargo Cult Science at its peak!@ anonymity is evidence of fear of being discovered with bad science. Relative Risk often provides interesting comments on various Lyme studies. http://rel-risk.blogspot.de/ It’s too bad a person that is obviously intelligent and educated, just cannot bring himself to ...
by LHCTom
Sun 21 Jun 2015 1:46
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Lyme Disease Diagnosed by Alternative Methods
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Lyme Disease Diagnosed by Alternative Methods

Lyme Disease Diagnosed by Alternative Methods: A Common Phenotype with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 16. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/06/16/cid.civ470.short?rss=1 Abstract Background. A subset of patients reporting a diagnosis of Lyme disease can be describe...
by LHCTom
Tue 16 Jun 2015 7:51
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Best Lyme&co-infect. lab/doc in Europe ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Best Lyme&co-infect. lab/doc in Europe ?

Hi again, I have a few more questions. Direct - PCR and culture Both culture and PCR are far less validated so would only be used if the two antibody tests were so discordant, you needed more information. PCR is typically not useful for disseminated Lyme since finding spirochete DNA in blood is a v...
by LHCTom
Sun 14 Jun 2015 4:58
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Borrelia miyamotoi Disease in Northeastern U.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Borrelia miyamotoi Disease in Northeastern U.S.

I wonder how many other borrelia species are out there infecting people causing pretty much the same set of symptoms as Bb. I was also taking to one of the local epidemiologists that was saying even some of the species considered Bb senso stricto should not be classified that way and should be sepa...
by LHCTom
Wed 10 Jun 2015 21:16
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Borrelia miyamotoi Disease in Northeastern U.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Borrelia miyamotoi Disease in Northeastern U.S.

In March of 2013, Kerry Padgett, PhD, CDPH, Supervising Public Health Biologist reported at the California department of Health's LDAC committee meeting: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/boards/ldac/Documents/LDACMinutes03-15-13.pdf CDPH has been doing surveillance for B. miyamotoi in ticks since 200...
by LHCTom
Sat 6 Jun 2015 19:45
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 44052

Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

I noticed the Nanotrap Lyme Antigen Test is being offered by a Northern Virginia Clinic. Its potentially another direct detection approach that could identify an active infection and persistence. http://media.wix.com/ugd/f7710c_e8efa5dc09f047749271ad7101bcb7d5.pdf http://www.ceresnano.com/#!lyme-tes...