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by Claudia
Sat 31 Jan 2015 16:31
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Maintaining IgM Antibodies for Years, Poor Prognosis in LD
Replies: 91
Views: 25052

Re: Maintaining IgM Antibodies for Years, Poor Prognosis in

Bumping old topic, looking for new information.
by Claudia
Sat 31 Jan 2015 16:28
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: IGeneX changes interpretation criteria for positive serology
Replies: 13
Views: 7759

Re: IGeneX changes interpretation criteria for positive sero

I find this part really intriguing: In patients with late Lyme disease, antibodies to OspA are present [27]. In a prospective study performed in-house on over 400 PCR positive patients with late-stage Lyme disease, 71% had a positive WB (interestingly, 43% of these patients only had a positive IgM ...
by Claudia
Fri 28 Feb 2014 21:38
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Xenodiagnosis in Humans to Detect Bb infection
Replies: 46
Views: 9966

Re: Xenodiagnosis in Humans to Detect Bb infection

Also, if there are still "signs" in the blood, what are are they? Then what happens as far as diagnosis and treatment when it's not "a clean bill of health?"
by Claudia
Fri 28 Feb 2014 21:30
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Xenodiagnosis in Humans to Detect Bb infection
Replies: 46
Views: 9966

Re: Xenodiagnosis in Humans to Detect Bb infection

from article "Tick test for persistent Lyme disease tried in humans" By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:29am EST For most people who contract Lyme disease, a couple of weeks of antibiotics clear up the infection easily. About four weeks later, patients with no signs of the infecting bact...
by Claudia
Mon 17 Feb 2014 20:24
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Genovars of Borrelia in the Wild - great diversity
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Genovars of Borrelia in the Wild - great diversity

Agree. Thanks for summarizing -- and explaining -- the big picture so well. The quote from Levin was to point out how problematic the CDC 10 band selected criteria is, clearly illustrated by running a computer program to analyze band patterns just on his samples (maybe even supplied to Levin from th...
by Claudia
Mon 17 Feb 2014 14:32
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Maintaining IgM Antibodies for Years, Poor Prognosis in LD
Replies: 91
Views: 25052

Re: Maintaining IgM Antibodies for Years, Poor Prognosis in

Adding this post by Dr. MacDonald from thread "NIH Videocast: Ticks - Lyme & Other Diseases" http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5237 because of its relevance to the discussion on IgM antibodies here. Dr. Tom Schwan PHD of Rocky Mtn Lab, Hamilton , Montana informs us that For RELA...
by Claudia
Mon 17 Feb 2014 14:23
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Genovars of Borrelia in the Wild - great diversity
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Genovars of Borrelia in the Wild - great diversity

Pamela Weintraub, in Cure Unknown , pgs 118-119, wrote: Even Andrew Levin, founder and president of Immunetics, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company that manufactures the Western blots used by commercial labs, has his doubts. Suspecting the CDC pattern was overly ridged and prone to miss cases, he...
by Claudia
Tue 11 Feb 2014 15:00
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: First hawk found with LD carrying ticks
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: First hawk found with LD carrying ticks

Thanks ChuckG, for posting a link to the full paper. Very interesting for me to note all the sources of the various citations included in the article, and also that John F Anderson is one of this article's co-authors. Dr. Anderson is one of the original team members of the group from Connecticut/Yal...
by Claudia
Mon 10 Feb 2014 16:33
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Is it possible to see in tests if it is a late infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: Is it possible to see in tests if it is a late infection

Hi duncan, No, I don't have any other sourcing and would love to read them too, but Henry's posts were and are always of high interest to me, and in particular this one about the bands. You may remember this old thread, "Maintaining IgM Antibodies for Years, Poor Prognosis in LD" http://www.lymenete...
by Claudia
Sun 9 Feb 2014 13:47
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Is it possible to see in tests if it is a late infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: Is it possible to see in tests if it is a late infection

Henry had posted this information on the thread "Retreatment of LD Patients - Biostat Review:" Look at the date-- 1991. Things have improved since then, especially with regard to Western blots. Current data from the CDC indicates that the 45 kDa, 58 kDa, 66 kDa and 93 kDa are characteristic of late ...