New research looks into long Covid and chronic Lyme disease
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New research looks into long Covid and chronic Lyme disease

Researchers at MIT are thinking outside the box with a new long Covid, chronic Lyme disease study. Dr. Mikki Tal is heading the MIT MAESTRO research study which is looking into potential sex differences, predictive diagnostics and immunological, neurological and other mechanisms of chronic illness.  Her team is also investigating immune-pathogen interactions, and the connection…

Research confirms  presence of Borrelia cyst-like structures after antibiotic treatment and uncovers a unique localization of Borrelia species in the brain
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Research confirms  presence of Borrelia cyst-like structures after antibiotic treatment and uncovers a unique localization of Borrelia species in the brain

Research continues to reveal an increasingly complex picture of Lyme disease.

Children are more than twice as likely to lose their detectable antibodies to Lyme disease bacteria
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Children are more than twice as likely to lose their detectable antibodies to Lyme disease bacteria

Background Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), is the most common tick-borne infection in Germany. Antibodies against Bb are prevalent in the general population but information on temporal changes of prevalence and estimates of seroconversion (seroincidence) and seroreversion are lacking, especially for children and adolescents. Aim We aimed at assessing antibodies against Bb and factors associated with seropositivity…

Lyme neuroborreliosis: A case report
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Lyme neuroborreliosis: A case report

Abstract Key Clinical Message Lyme neuroborreliosis is the manifestation of Lyme borreliosis that impacts the nervous system. It gives rise to various neurological and psychiatric conditions, and its diagnosis is challenging. The timely administration of antibiotics is effective. A male patient, aged 55, was admitted to the emergency department due to the sudden onset of…

6-year-old may need to relearn how to walk, talk after tick bite leads to ICU, mom says
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6-year-old may need to relearn how to walk, talk after tick bite leads to ICU, mom says

A bite from a tick left a 6-year-old Arkansas boy fighting for his life, his mother says, and he may not be the same when he wakes up. In late June, Aiden Debusk went on a short hike with his family, his mother, Laiken Debusk, told KTHV. She checked her kids for ticks when they…