Tag Archives: chronic

Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group

Abstract Objective: Chronic Lyme disease has been a poorly defined term and often dismissed as a fictitious entity. In this paper, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides its evidence-based definition of chronic Lyme disease. Definition: ILADS defines chronic Lyme disease (CLD) as a multisystem illness with a wide range of symptoms and/or signs that are either continuously Continues →

Parenting When Children Have Lyme Disease: Fear, Frustration, Advocacy

Emilie M. Gaudet 1 , Odette N. Gould 1,*, Vett Lloyd 2 1 Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1C7 Canada 2 Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1G7 Canada * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Healthcare 2019, 7(3), 95; doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7030095 Abstract Increasing numbers of Canadians, including children and adolescents, are being infected with Borrelia burgdorferi and contracting Lyme disease. Continues →

CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged

Advocates claim policy harms patients and violates HHS standards for information quality Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite. A key limitation of the recommendation Continues →

Prominent New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist calls Lyme disease a human rights concern.

Mar 22, 2018 Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to speak about Lyme disease there and then again at a national Lyme disease awareness Continues →

Late Disseminated Lyme Disease: Associated Pathology and Spirochete Persistence Post-Treatment in Rhesus Macaques

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.11.005 Nicholas A. Crossland, Xavier Alvarez, Monica E. Embers Abstract Non-human primates currently serve as the best experimental model for Lyme disease due to their close genetic homology with humans and demonstration of all three phases of disease following infection with Borreliella (Borrelia) burgdorferi (Bb). We investigated the pathology associated with late disseminated Lyme disease (12 to 13 months following tick inoculation) Continues →

Winnipegger traveled to New York for Lyme disease treatment

Meghan Roberts, CTV Winnipeg  Published Sunday, August 23, 2015 9:23PM CST A Winnipeg man says he travelled to New York State to get treatment for his chronic Lyme disease. Richard Underwood joined the Canadian Forces in 2007 as a teen. He believes that’s when he contracted the disease. Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, spread Lyme disease through their Continues →

Lyme disease subverts immune system, prevents future protection

July 2nd, 2015 – University of California, Davis  The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. The discovery may explain why some human patients remain vulnerable to repeat infections by the same Continues →

Global TV BC: Why Lyme Disease is on the rise

Why is Lyme disease on the rise. Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation President and Founder Jim Wilson discusses the issues in an always too short but very appreciated interview. Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video..

Could You Have Lyme Disease And Not Even Know It?

The scary truth about this sneaky illness. by ZAHRA BARNES JUNE 1, 2015 After you get home from a glorious summer hike, you probably do a few things: post photos of the great outdoors to Instagram, take a quick shower, and chow down on some post-workout snacks. But if checking yourself for ticks isn’t a part of that routine, you might be leaving Continues →

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.

Press release: August 28th, 2013  Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.  The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) today announced it is withdrawing its support for the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic. The Clinic was initially proposed to address inadequate diagnostics and treatment for Lyme disease patients.   “After much consideration, Continues →

Still Lots of Unknowns

 Much of the controversy over Lyme disease centers on the patients who experience chronic illness. When Lyme is caught late, patients may continue to have lingering symptoms even after antibiotic treatment. Research on primates has shown that the Lyme-causing bacteria can physically remain even after antibiotic treatment. While it is still unknown why these patients experience chronic symptoms, our research Continues →

Illuminating the roles of the Borrelia burgdorferi adhesins

The Lyme disease spirochetes, Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), must cause persistent, disseminated infection to be maintained in the natural enzootic cycle. In human Lyme disease, spirochetes spread from the site of a tick bite to colonize multiple tissue sites, causing multisystem clinical manifestations. The Lyme spirochetes produce many adhesive surface proteins that collectively recognize diverse host substrates and cell types and are Continues →