Highlights from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) Conf. - Boston, Jan 31, 2018

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   Posted 4/17/2018 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Highlights from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS), 18th Annual Scientific Conference - Boston

Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, a complex microbe known as a spirochete. Lyme disease is a multi-systemic illness, if left untreated it can become a severely debilitating illness affecting the central nervous system, joints, and multiple organs, including the heart and brain. It presents in multiple-stages from: acute (early stage) to chronic (late stage or persisting) illness.

The CDC estimates over 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the U.S. and Western Europe.

The Global Lyme Alliance is pleased to present Highlights from ILADS 18th Annual Scientific Conference, our expert panel of leading physicians will provide their insights and a summary of key data and research presented at this conference.

The patient panel includes Jackie Bailey and Jennifer Crystal. Jackie is a Nurse Practitioner at Apheresis Associates of Northern Virginia (AANV). She has been performing physical exams on donors since 2010. She has extensive experience working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer is a writer and educator at Boston. She is working on a memoir about her journey with chronic tick-borne illness.

Lyme Disease talks are conducted in association with Global Lyme Alliance.


audio and full transcript:
/curetalks.com/event/rsvp/Highlights-from-the-International-Lyme-and-Associated-Diseases-ILADS-18th-Annual-Scientific-Conference-Boston/292/

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   Posted 4/17/2018 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Started to read through it...


What's this about WB IgM can be false positives???? huh?



"Artemisinin from Artemisia has been shown to affect persister cells which is a new and upcoming evolution of understanding why Borrelia can become chronic. but Artemisia has been shown at least in the test tube to have efficacy against persister cells. Curcumin, another herb has been shown to have efficacy for Bebesia. So these are just a few of the interventions described."
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

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   Posted 4/17/2018 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
Started to read through it...


What's this about WB IgM can be false positives???? huh?


he goes on saying that it is not very likely and even so, u can do other confirmatory tests.

for eg for me i had
- IgM WB positive
- IgG WB positive
- dark field microscopy positive
- Elispot positive (other lab)
- LymeSpot positive (other lab)
- neurological, GI and musculoskeletal symptoms
- huge herx on minocycline

cannot get more positive than that sad

doctors need to evaluate more than one parameter to give verdict. symptoms for eg...

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   Posted 4/17/2018 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, symptoms are pretty much a given...as I don't think anyone (at least most) would go for a Lyme WB is they didn't have symptoms.

Interesting that most LLMD's will accept the positive WB...even not positive result, but lyme specific bands.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

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   Posted 4/17/2018 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was IGM only after many years. I did IgeneX and it came back positive for both CDC criteria and IgeneX criteria. I also herx every single time I start herbals or antibiotics. So that was enough for me to confirm.
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