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Peer-Reviewed Evidence of Lyme/Tick-Borne Disease Causing Psychiatric Symptoms

“The following is a list of peer-reviewed articles that support the evidence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases causing neuropsychiatric illness. It is organized into two different categories— neuropsychiatric symptoms and dementia” source unknown. Access list of citations

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Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

[CanLyme Note:  Judith Miklossy, PhD, was a founding Board member of CanLyme in 2003 and remained until she moved back to her home in Switzerland from British Columbia in 2009. Her research ethics and standards are impeccable and well recognized.] By Jill U. Adams TheScientist In late 2011, Drexel University dermatology professor Herbert Allen was astounded to…

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“A Slow Slipping Away”— Kris Kristofferson’s Long-Undiagnosed Battle with Lyme Disease

Kris Kristofferson, still crooning and gorgeous at 80, is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner, a self-described screw-up and an icon.  Like…

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31 Scientists Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer’s Disease Including Lyme Disease

A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced March 21, 2016 Scientists have long puzzled over the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating and typically fatal condition that currently denies more than five million Americans their cognition and memory. But in…

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Historic evidence to support a causal relationship between spirochetal infections and Alzheimer’s disease

Front Aging Neurosci. 2015; 7: 46. Published online 2015 Apr 16. doi:  10.3389/fnagi.2015.00046 Judith Miklossy Abstract Following previous observations a statistically significant association between various types of spirochetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) fulfilled Hill’s criteria in favor of a causal relationship. If spirochetal infections can indeed cause AD, the pathological and biological hallmarks of AD…

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Lyme Neuroborreliosis and Dementia

Abstract    Introduction: Descriptions of Lyme disease and dementia are rare.   Objective: To describe patients with dementia and a positive “intrathecal anti-Borrelia antibody index” (AI), specific for neuroborreliosis.   Methods: Among 1,594 patients seen for dementia, we prospectively identified and studied 20 patients (1.25%) with dementia and a positive AI. Patients underwent a battery…

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Lyme disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and inflamation – the relationship

For several years now it has been known that spirochetal bacteria have been identified in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients and that inflamation plays a significant role.  Infectious organisims have long been thought to be a cause or trigger of Alzheimer’s disease, and Borrelia have been implicated along with other spirochetal bacteria. Here is a quote…


Plaques of Alzheimer’s disease originate from cysts of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete

Summary Here is hypothesized a truly revolutionary notion that rounded cystic forms of Borrelia burgdorferi are the root cause of the rounded structures called plaques in the Alzheimer brain. Rounded ‘‘plaques’ in high density in brain tissue are emblematic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Plaques may be conceptualized as rounded ‘‘pock mark-like’’ areas of brain tissue…