I have been reading the lymemd blog for several weeks. It is nice to hear/read a
doctor's thoughts (assuming he is a dr!).
His statements on Fry labs are strong....not a problem.
However, he has made an error about no human M. felis.
I had found this article and had posted it earlier on another
thread here on LNE.
M. Felis is the old Haemobartaonella felis.
Fry keeps saying hemo-bartonella. Bartonella in the blood. This
is according to posters who have talked with him. I assume then
he is not referring to haemobartonella, since he also uses the term
mycoplasma. Thus, he is calling these dots either bartonella or mycoplasma if
hemo-bartonella are the same thing as bartonella.
Lymemd is unaware of the following nih study, based on his
statement that there is no record of H.Felis/M.Felis in humans.
Thus, there could
be other things he is unaware of. One must read his blogs with caution befitting
a cautious lymeneteurope member. I would wonder how much he (the blogger) has investigated
about Fry labs actual practice. If Fry is using a proprietary stain, then it will not be released until more is
known of the pathogen, I would think.
As far as reporting it to the CDC, I would think he needs more information, via the PCR.
I distinctly remember all the troubles Dr. Master's had with STARI , Masters Disease, and the CDC. It took
years for the dust to settle, and I am not sure how it actually was settled, i.e. conclusions!
Also, no one can develop a treatment until the pathogen is known. Fry's
PCR machine is not even up and running, and I'm not sure it is even in the labs yet.
And how can one attribute any symptoms to this pathogen, when tickborne diseases are
in the picture.
I do believe something is there. That is it.
Ultimately, I just dont get excited about this. Something will be revealed in the future.
I think the problem is with peoples' (MD's and patients) use and interpretation of this result, and not with
Any way, here is the posting, in case lymemd comes over
Re human infection with animal associated mycoplasmas: it is a possibility.
This is from a 1997 cdc article:
While patients with antibody defects or those receiving immunosuppressive drugs appear to be the most susceptible to infections with mycoplasmas present in healthy tissues, emerging evidence indicates that contact with other mycoplasmas in the environment is an important hazard.
For example, the direct isolation of a feline mycoplasma (M. felis) from the joint of a hypogammaglobulinemic patient with septic arthritis was recently reported (41), with suspected transmission occurring through a cat bite 6 months before the onset of arthritis. Other examples include fatal septicemia caused by M. arginini, a common animal mycoplasma, from blood and multiple tissue sites in a slaughter house employee who had advanced non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and hypogammaglobulinemia (42), and a septicemic infection with a canine mycoplasma (M. edwardii) in a patient with advanced AIDS (M.K.York, pers. comm.).