I have a question regarding what an ER doc wrote after seeing my son's bull's eye rash. Here's what he wrote:
Exam reveals some healing, what appear to be insect bites in the lower extremities, erythematous, slightly raised. Some central scabs are noted. No vesicles, fluctuance or drainage is noted. The newer lesion on the left forearm appears to have an urticarial type component with some central raised areas, some surrounding erythema, minimally increased warmth, no fluctuance is noted. No streaking is noted. No ademopathy is appreciated. Unfortunately he didn't measure it, but it was quite large about 2".
Diagnosis: Local reaction to insect bite.
What he said was "it's not Lyme disease".
This was 14 years ago, while we were camping in Wisconsin. A family friend that was a nurse saw the bull's eye rash and said that it was a classic bull's eye rash and we should have a doctor look at it, which we did.
We didn't know anything about LD at the time and believed the ER doc. My son has over the years displayed some things that I now believe could be symptoms of LD. Just wondering what you make of the ER doc's report.
FYI it didn't look like any kind of bite I had ever seen before, or since, and it did look just like some of the classic bull's eye rash pictures that I have found.
P.S. I asked last year that a WB be done and the only thing that came back pos was p41 Ab. IGG, and p41 Ab. IgM.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009
Post Edited (KO-LD) : 6/18/2009 2:32:44 PM (GMT-6)