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   Posted 3/3/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Went to the Dr. today to go over all test results. I guess its looking more like Lyme disease than MS. Here are the results, what do you guys think?
CD57 test  24
39 IND
all negative except 34 and 41 were IND

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   Posted 3/3/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm no doctor but it does look like Lyme Disease. Here is a breakdown of what each band means. By the way, have you been checked for Epstein Barr, CMV, HHV6, Mycolasma and all the other viruses? Some of these viruses mimic Lyme Disease.

Western Blot Bands description:

9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
18 unknown
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
21 unknown
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
28 unknown
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients
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   Posted 3/3/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Cajungrl
I've had tons of tests... i dont think he tested for the ones you listed, i'll ask him next time. He did send more blood for the coinfections. He seems to know his stuff, but the tests, supplements etc. are expensive! I just wonder if it is all truly nessary?? For now i'm going to do what he says tho.
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