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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I just read online that a CD 57 below 60 means you've had chronic lyme for over one year.. Is this true? I'm so devestated.. My symptoms started July 31st and I received antibiotics a month later.. I then got tested 2 weeks later by my LLMD and that's when I got my CD 57 results of a 40.. So I've had this for at least a year??

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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not a doctor.

My first CD57 was 28. I don't know if CD57 tells how long you have a disease I do know it tells you how well your immune system is doing.

Where did you read it means you've had chronic Lyme for over a year?


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   Posted 10/22/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
health centers of america .. i googled cd 57 and thats wut came up in the description

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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never heard that, but it sounds like it could be possible because it would stand to reason that the longer you have had Lyme, the lower your CD-57 is. But that's just a guess.

I'm actually still confused about my CD-57 (in April 2007)

I'm looking at the report now and it says

% CD8-/CD57+ Lymphs 4% Limits 2-17

Abs. CD8-CD57+ Lymphs 80/ul Limits 60-360

I assumed that meant my result was 80, but I don't think I ever got a clear cut answer on that.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
NOt every LLMD checks CD57. My 3 guys who are supposedly the best, do not use this measure for info, so don't freak out. there are not many straight answers with this disease

<FONT color=blue>*no dx until 6/2007- clinical dx at llmd with a mildly positive bart test

hypermobility syndrome</i> dx, finally one western blot that no one knew how to read, and a nice round of prednisone to finish me off
August - October ....Roecefin IV, 9.5 weeks
October - worse than ever, bedridden, new LLMD pulled IV
October - March 21...biaxin & plaquenil, (worked a miracle),climbed step first time in 14mos
Jan - March 21...tetracycline (on and off 4 times bc hard to tolerate)

March 21 - April 19....stopped all prescription drugs, best month yet

July & August: DIFLUCAN...more improvement

September: Zithro + Mepron

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