Lyme Disease

"Lyme borreliosis is transmitted through the bite of a tick that is infected by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Clinical manifestation of the disease can lead to heart conditions, neurological disorders, and inflammatory disorders. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many human diseases." 
 

Ticks, specifically deer ticks in the northeastern U.S. and Canada are the carriers of the bacteria spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that cause Lyme disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 200,000 people are diagnosed every year with Lyme disease. And that doesn't include misdiagnosed cases. [paraphrased] (Dr. Axe)

Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed as such diseases, including: (3)

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Autism-like syndromes

  • Various psychiatric illnesses (For instance, a tickborne infection may cause panic attack symptoms)

The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of oxidative stress and intracellular communication in Lyme borreliosis patients.

 

Click the PDF link below to read the full publication by Brandon Peacock, Jennifer Hilario, Teshome Gherezghiher and Gottfried Kellermann.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273792353_Lyme_inflammation_oxidative_stress_and_mitochondrial_dysfunction

New insights into Lyme Disease - Downloadable PDF
 

Lyme disease manifests as a target-like red rash on the skin.

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