The name of this post and your description is interesting because of a new Netflix movie that is out (true story) called Brain on fire.
The woman was diagnosed with an "autoimmune encephalitis". Basically a fancy way of saying CNS/Spine inflammation but we don't know what is causing it so let's use the word "autoimmune".
I see the trailer and I'm thinking that chick had/has lyme disease.
As someone who seems to only
get minimal treatment when I mention the phrase "encephalomyelitis" I believe this complex disease is interchangeable with "ME, CFS, MSIDS" and the gumming up of the (neural) works is the more complicated damage to assess. (Anti-NMDA,GABA, you name it).
I think that stealth infections (bed bugs, mosquito, tick with hidden or no rash) are at the root, and they bring in opportunistic latent infections (CMV, HSV).
Anyway thanks dacarte3, I just watched Brain on Fire to see what's what and I think it was 100% Lyme n Co and/or stealth infection pathogen related.
Anyone here had a brain biopsy during one of their episodes? I hear Dx accuracy of diagnoses in CSF is about
50/50, same as blood IgG for Lyme.
Not such a rare disease after all if you just put them under the umbrella of Lyme and co and friends.
Post Edited (borrelioburgdorferii) : 7/1/2018 7:23:10 AM (GMT-6)