Tag Archives: spirochetosis

SPECIAL REPORT The maddening saga of how an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure for decades

[CanLyme Note: Any research that showed that infectious diseases such as Lyme disease have been found to have a role in developing dementia’s including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been methodically ignored and dismissed. The emphasis on beta-amyloid plaques as the cause of AD has put us years behind. Plaques are simply a symptom, a result of a process, be it an Continues →

Drexel University Team Duplicates Dr Alan MacDonald’s Findings of Bacterial Biofilms in Alzheimer’s Plaques

Feb. 2016   –  Allen et al., J Neuroinfect Dis 2016, 7:1 Dr. Herbert B. Allen and his colleagues at Drexel University, Philadelphia have confirmed the presence of bacterial biofilm substance in autopsy brain tissue from victims of Alzheimer’s disease. The extracellular polysaccharide matrix of the biofilms was detected using periodic acid Schiff (PAS) stain, and co-localised with the beta-amyloid Continues →

Chronic neuroborreliosis by B. garinii: an unusual case presenting with epilepsy and multifocal brain MRI lesions

Giovanni Matera, et al  NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 37, 393-397, 2014 Late/chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) represents a challenging entity whose diagnosis requires a combination of clinical and laboratory findings, surrounded by much controversy.  Here we describe a patient who had a peculiar form of late LNB with CNS lesions shown by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and epileptic seizures, etiologically diagnosed by conventional Continues →

Huffington Post series on Lyme Disease: The Global Search for Education: Research – Ticks

                                       Part 10 in series on the Global Lyme Disease Discussion Borrelia burgdorferi cultivated from the brains of patients suffering from chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis as seen by dark field microscopy Given that according to the CDC, there are 300,000 individuals who are affected annually by Lyme disease in the US, it is astonishing that so little research money has been Continues →

Can Alzheimer Disease be Prevented?

 Bret S. Stetka, MD Background and Biomarkers AD is an epidemic, affecting over 5 million Americans and nearly 40 million people worldwide. AD afflicts 1 in 8 people aged 65 years or older and nearly half of those 85 years and older.[2] The reason for the staggering prevalence is simply that we’re living longer. “The major risk factor for AD is Continues →

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 injury. In this century, in Continues →

Alzheimer’s disease – a neurospirochetosis. Analysis of the evidence following Koch’s and Hill’s criteria.

“Borrelia burgdorferi was detected in the brain in 25.3% of AD cases analyzed and was 13 times more frequent in AD compared to controls. Periodontal pathogen Treponemas (T. pectinovorum, T. amylovorum, T. lecithinolyticum, T. maltophilum, T. medium, T. socranskii) and Borrelia burgdorferi were detected using species specific PCR and antibodies. Importantly, co-infection with several spirochetes occurs in AD. The pathological Continues →