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     CHRONIC LYME DISEASE: A NEW ERA OF IGNORANCE

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    CHRONIC LYME DISEASE: A NEW ERA OF IGNORANCE

    Chronic Lyme Disease: A New Era of Ignorance
    March 14
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    With the CDC recently admitting that the number of people contracting Lyme is actually ten times what had previously been reported, making that number 300,000 cases or more annually, one thing is clear, Lyme is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States and possibly the world.


    Rick Carr(The Pontiac Tribune) – With the CDC recently admitting that the number of people contracting Lyme is actually ten times what had previously been reported, making that number 300,000 cases or more annually, one thing is clear, Lyme is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States and possibly the world. That said, the more disturbing part of this issue is not how little the general public knows about it, but how much the general public thinks they know about it. There is nothing more insulting than telling a sick person how they feel and what is wrong with them when you have personally never experienced it. That is like a man telling a woman how she should feel during pregnancy. However, this happens at a startling rate and has been the painful norm among people suffering from Chronic Lyme for years. With a wave of misinformation, not to mention a lack of compassion from the CDC, IDSA, and the FDA, it is no wonder this disease is causing a war within both the medical and Lyme community. For those who don’t believe something like this could happen, think again.


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    Unfortunately, the world went through similar events with AIDS in the 1980’s, and like AIDS, the truth is ...

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    Posted by Editor on Saturday, March 14 @ 18:50:16 EDT (1103 reads)
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     Lyme vaccine number 2- Vaccine history Rheumatic Fever

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    By Alan B. MacDonald MD, FCAP, FASCP
    Source: LymenetEurope

    Hopes of success with a novel vaccine for Lyme borreliosis should be viewed
    Watch Dr. MacDonald's video "Borrelia spirochaetes Detected in autopsy Alzheimer Brain"
    through the lens of history.

    Vaccines which actually provide protection against a target infection are slow to perfect, Jenner and the Cowpox/Smallpox model not-withstanding.

    Rheumatic Fever, is no longer a significant public health problem in the developed world. Rheumatic Fever and allied post streptococcal illnesses continue to be major problems in the undeveloped countries, particularly African countries.

    The historical discussion of attempts for a Vaccine to prevent Rheumatic Fever is pertinent to the hopes for the development of a Vaccine for Lyme borreliosis: Herein a synopsis of the frustrations with a Rheumatic Fever vaccine quoted from the Lancet:
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    Posted by Editor on Friday, February 27 @ 13:32:10 EST (1516 reads)
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     People don't understand lyme disease

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    Delaware, OH: I hesitated writing this. Then I realized I must. Many of you might know me or know of me. Marion (Ohio) was my home for my life. I was very active there in food drives and politics. I tried to help my town. I was energetic, happy and never still. Then one day, it began to change.

    Imagine losing your balance, getting vision problems, severe joint and muscle pain, stiffness, and having tremors and twitching like mad. You also lose a lot of cognitive abilities. I went from ballroom dancing to being home and needing help within a year. I was at the top hospitals in Ohio. I saw so many neurologists, cardiologists and other doctors. No one had an answer. They had ideas, but none proved to ...
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    Posted by Editor on Sunday, June 01 @ 21:21:39 EDT (1516 reads)
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     Opinion / Editorial: Distinct pattern of cognitive impairment noted in study of Lyme patients

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    Distinct Pattern of Cognitive Impairment Noted in Study of Lyme Patients Marian Rissenberg PhD & Susan Chambers MD, The Lyme Times, Vol. 20, Jan-Mar 1998, pp. 29-32
    From: Melissa Kaplan'sChronic Neuroimmune Diseases
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    Synopsis: This study demonstrates that for the majority of chronic Lyme patients with cognitive complaints, there is in fact a measurable and significant decline in intellectual acuity. The nature and severity of the cognitive impairment is such that it interferes with all aspects of normal functioning: employment, home, marriage, social interactions, and general emotional well-being.


    I. Cognitive Characteristics of Chronic Lyme Encephalopathy

    On the basis of both a formal neuropsychological study of 49 patients (APA 5/96) and on clinical observation and comprehensive neuropsychological examination of well over 100 patients, a distinct pattern of cognitive impairment occurring chronic Lyme disease can be described. These patients consistently demonstrate deficits in directed, sustained and divided attention, planning and organization of responses, temporal ordering, verbal fluency, abstract reasoning, speed of processing, and motor programming. The overall pattern of intellectual impairment is not unlike that seen with diffuse brain injury, and it most often results in some degree of work-related disability.

    Although performance is impaired on measures of cognitive functions associated with specific brain regions -- receptive and expressive language, visuospatial problem solving and memory -- the quality of performance is not suggestive of focal lesions in these areas. Rather, deficits are secondary to impairment of higher level integrative functions, likely mediated by complex neuronal systems. Specifically, the receptive language deficit is secondary to impaired auditory tracking and slowing of mental processing. The expressive language deficit is secondary to impaired word retrieval and response planning, The visuospatial problem solving deficit is secondary to impairment of mental flexibility, conceptualization and the ability to compare and contrast necessary in decision making. Finally, deficits on test of memory function are most often secondary to impairment of the encoding or initial processing of information, which depends on attention, and the retrieval of stored information. The storage of new information, or memory per se, is rarely impaired.

    This pattern suggests that cognitive dysfunction in chronic Lyme, while expressed variably across individual patients, results from a common factor -- the breakdown of diffusely represented processes involving both integration and activation, and impacting primarily on attention and reasoning. The fluctuation of impairment over short periods of time suggest that a physiologic rather than a structural mechanism is responsible.

    II. Neuropsychological deficits in chronic Lyme disease
    (A study presented at the annual meeting of The American Psychiatric Association , May 1996)

    The neuro-psychological characteristics of 49 patients with Lyme disease were examined. The study set out to answer three (Read More)

    Posted by Editor on Thursday, January 24 @ 10:49:06 EST (3786 reads)
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     Opinion / Editorial: Did Adam Lanza Have Lyme Disease?

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    Did Adam Lanza Have Lyme Disease?
    by JESSICA BERNSTEIN

    As the nation has been questioning how Adam Lanza could have committed such an unfathomable act, mental health issues have been at the forefront of the discussion. However, knowing that Newtown is located in a highly Lyme-endemic area, many in the Lyme community recognize that neurological lyme disease could be part of the answer to what led to the Connecticut shooting.

    Although most people or animals with Lyme or other tick-borne diseases are not violent, a small percentage have demonstrated violent behavior. Many may remember the chimpanzee named Travis who attacked the woman and tore off her face. That chimpanzee had Lyme disease and lived in Connecticut.

    Psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, M.D. estimates that aggressive behavior has been a significant issue for ...
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    Posted by Editor on Saturday, January 12 @ 08:29:44 EST (3545 reads)
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