Could cytokine storms lead to brain fog in Lyme disease patients?

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Lyme disease and COVID-19 patients often complain of having ‘brain fog.’ In a recent study, Remsik and colleagues suggest that brain fog reported by COVID-19 patients may be due to cytokines rather than an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Growing list of eye problems in Lyme disease

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Ophthalmic manifestations of tick-borne diseases are increasing in the United States, according to a review published recently in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. And, "although ocular involvement can be self-limited, delays in diagnosis may result in vision impairment and even blindness," stated Sathiamoorthi from the Mayo Clinic. [1]

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Kidney failure and disseminated rashes associated with Lyme disease

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In this episode of Inside Lyme, I will be discussing the case of a 66-year-old woman who ignored an EM rash, indicative of Lyme disease, and subsequently developed acute renal failure, also referred to as kidney failure.

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43-year-old man with meningitis and radiculitis due to Lyme disease

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In this episode, I will be discussing a unique case involving a 43-year-old man with neurological manifestations of Lyme disease including both meningitis and radiculitis.

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Case series shows wide range of Babesia symptoms and presentations

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Babesia can be a serious tick-borne illness in some patients. A case series published in the Nurse Practitioner Journal demonstrates the difficulty in diagnosing the disease, as it can cause a wide range of clinical presentations. The authors focus on five cases which occurred in southeastern New Jersey, an area endemic for Babesia. All of the patients were hospitalized.

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PANDAS and Lyme disease in a 7-year-old child

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This case involves a 7-year-old girl who developed multiple physical and neuropsychiatric symptoms six months after vacationing in a tick endemic region of the U.S. The symptoms emerged over a 3-week period, according to Dr. Charles Ray Jones, co-author and treating physician. [1]

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Pros and cons: doxycycline for children with Lyme disease

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There are times when doctors need to consider whether or not to prescribe doxycycline for children with Lyme disease. The antibiotic is indicated for other tick-borne illnesses including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia and Anaplasmosis. But doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline to young children for fear that it may cause tooth staining, particularly when used in children less than 8 years old.

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Ask the Lyme doc: Can you get Lyme disease more than once?

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Patients often ask whether a person can become immune to Lyme disease or whether you can get Lyme disease more than once.

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Case report: Delayed onset Babesia


Ask the Lyme Doc: What does a Lyme flare-up feel like?

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Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can lead to unpredictable disease flare-ups and remissions. The best know flare-up is called a Herxheimer reaction. A Herxheimer reaction was first identified in patients with syphilis and occurs when the body reacts to endotoxin-like products released by the death of bacteria in the body after starting an antibiotic. A flare-up may occur following a trigger or as part of the illness.

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