Common abrreviations seen here on H.W. & elsewhere

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Traveler
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   Posted 9/1/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
For anyone who doesn't remember or has yet to see this (& I hope I don't get anyone mad), I thought it would be good to get this post out to ''stretch it's legs". I made a copy of these & have never regretted it. ~

Trav

LexiLex said...
Came across this list and thought it might be helpful. Especially to newbies.

Lexi

AB - antibody
Abx - antibiotics
Amox - amoxicillin
Babs - babesiosis
Babesiosis - an intraerythrocytic parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia
Babesia microti - a species of Babesia protozoa that causes babesiosis
Babesia WA1 - a species of Babesia protozoa that causes babesiosis
Bart - bartonella
Bartonella - Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that is the causative agent of cat-scratch disease (Bartonellosis).
Bb - Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease)
BiD/BD - Twice Daily
CNS - central nervous system
CSF - cerebral spinal fluid
CT/CAT - computerized axial tomography
Doxy - doxycycline
Dx / Dxed - diagnosed
ECM - Erythema Chronica Migrans
EEG - electroencephalogram
ELISA - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM - erythema migrans
EMG - electromyography
FMS - Fibromyalgia Syndrome
HBO/HBOT - Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
Herx / Herxed - Jarish-Herxheimer reaction
IDA - Infectious Diseases Association
IDSA - Infectious Disease Society of America
IDS - infectious diseases specialist
IgG - immunoglobulin G
IgM - immunoglobulin M
Lb - Lyme borreliosis
LLMD - Lyme literate medical doctor
LP - lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
MRI - magnetic resonance imaging
ND - Naturopathic Doctor/Physician
NP - nurse practitioner
NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
OTC - over the counter
PA - physician's assistant
PCR - polymerase chain reaction
po - by mouth
prn - as needed
pt - patient
QAM - every morning
qd - once a day
qid - four times a day
QM - every morning
QOD - every other day
RMSF - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rx - prescription
SPECT Scan - Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
sx - symptom(s)
TBD - Tick Bourne Disease
TBI - tick borne illness
tid - three times a day
tx - treatment
UTI - urinary tract infection
WB - western blot

- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/2/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks you;)
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Traveler
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a problem CG!!
Just seemed like a good time to recirculate this!!
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


LadywLyme
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   Posted 9/3/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Great idea Trav!

Thanks!
"If you always do what you've always done; you'll always get what you've always got."

(Advice given to me at the beginning of my career by a five star General)


mokeyho
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   Posted 9/3/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
This is so helpful! Thanks :)

Traveler
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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
=) =) =) =) =)
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


Traveler
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
turn bumpity-bump!!! turn
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).

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