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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in North America, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases.

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of the genus Ixodes ("hard ticks"). 

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Only IgM Postive

Started by Yitzi in General. Last reply by dkel9307 6 hours ago. 35 Replies

Herxing

Started by Brazil in General. Last reply by dkel9307 6 hours ago. 11 Replies

EMERGENCE (Under Our Skin 2)- Seen it yet?

Started by 713sophyhannah in General. Last reply by slmo on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Lyme & Tanning beds

Started by Lymelady in General. Last reply by dkel9307 Oct 18. 3 Replies

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dkel9307 replied to Yitzi's discussion Only IgM Postive
"I am the same slmo. I have been tested for C-difficile a couple of times as well and been clear. I…"
6 hours ago

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dkel9307 replied to Brazil's discussion Herxing
"Too true, slmo! I am hoping my seizures and associated paralpysis are big herx reactions..will hold…"
6 hours ago

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dkel9307 replied to Brazil's discussion Herxing
"You are welcome Brazil. Whilst it is different for everyone, you are not alone...as there are…"
7 hours ago

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dkel9307 left a comment for Kristi Katches
"Happy Birthday, Kristi!  May the year ahead be your best-ever.  Kind…"
8 hours ago
donna replied to Brazil's discussion Herxing
"yes its a crazy one to try and figure out!! I did the lymph machine treatment today and the rife…"
15 hours ago
KBH posted a status
"Ok today!Just the normal shooting pains!"
17 hours ago

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slmo replied to Brazil's discussion Herxing
"Hi Brazil, I agree I wish this disease had more structure too! Great way to put it- it would be…"
17 hours ago

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slmo replied to Yitzi's discussion Only IgM Postive
"You are more than welcome David. I am glad your probiotics helped- I take probiotics as well and…"
17 hours ago
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