mm57553- the other cd57 post were not loaded with info, as there is not much info on this.
CD57 is one way to measure immune cell strength. Its NOT a lyme test. Lyme is known to lower it (control it/alter it), probably in longer term infections - and/or- also possibly where autoimmune is also happening. I have had both, thus my cd57 has been low for a long time, it goes up real slow and was at the lowest point while on ABX.
Maybe in lyme cases where cd57 is still in range, these were not "decade plus" old infections?
Since I've recently had other immune markers "improve" , it would be interesting to see my cd57 again, as this should improve too, but its cost me $135-150 every time.
Many illnesses (not lyme) raise the CD57 count, (your body does to fight the illness).
There are very few cd57 studies that take things beyond lyme into account.
I dont know who does these studies, but a few more questions with a few more facts/patient history is all it would take to take some mystery out of this test!!
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again w/with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / repairing / fine tuning since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.
Post Edited (astroman) : 1/5/2018 11:40:12 AM (GMT-7)