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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771127/interactions-between-host-immune-response-and-antigenic-variation-that-control-borrelia-burgdorferi-population-dynamics
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Wei Zhou, Dustin Brisson
The population dynamics of pathogens within hosts result from interactions between host immune responses and mechanisms of the pathogen to evade or resist immune responses. Vertebrate hosts have evolved adaptive immune responses to eliminate the infection, while many pathogens evade immune clearance through altering surface antigens. Such interactions can result in a characteristic pattern of pathogen population dynamics within hosts consisting of population growth after infection, rapid population decline following specific immune responses, followed by persistence at low densities during a chronic infection stage...
August 4, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730326/infectious-diseases-causing-autonomic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Francisco Javier Carod Artal
OBJECTIVES: To review infectious diseases that may cause autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Review of published papers indexed in medline/embase. RESULTS: Autonomic dysfunction has been reported in retrovirus (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus), herpes viruses, flavivirus, enterovirus 71 and lyssavirus infections. Autonomic dysfunction is relatively common in HIV-infected patients and heart rate variability is reduced even in early stages of infection...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687159/15-years-of-the-histopathological-synovitis-score-further-development-and-review-a-diagnostic-score-for-rheumatology-and-orthopaedics
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REVIEW
V Krenn, G Perino, W Rüther, V T Krenn, M Huber, T Hügle, A Najm, S Müller, F Boettner, F Pessler, W Waldstein, J Kriegsmann, R Casadonte, T Häupl, S Wienert, M G Krukemeyer, S Sesselmann, S Sunitsch, R Tikhilov, L Morawietz
The histopathological synovitis score evaluates the immunological and inflammatory changes of synovitis in a graduated manner generally customary for diagnostic histopathological scores. The score results from semiquantitative evaluation of the width of the synovial surface cell layer, the cell density of the stroma and the density of the inflammatory infiltration into 4 semiquantitative levels (normal 0, mild 1, moderate 2, severe 3). The addition of these values results in a final score of 0-9 out of 9. On the basis of this summation the condition is divided into low-grade synovitis and high-grade synovitis: A synovitis score of 1 to≤4 is called low-grade synovitis (arthrosis-associated/OA synovitis, posttraumatic synovitis, meniscopathy-associated synovitis and synovitis with haemochromatosis)...
August 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681315/management-of-lyme-disease-in-european-children-a-review-for-practical-purpose
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REVIEW
Matteo D'Alessandro, Anna Loy, Elio Castagnola
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lyme disease is a tick-borne zoonosis transmitted through a bite of a tick carrying a spirochete belonging to Borrelia species. In the last 20 years, the reported incidence of Lyme disease is increased by three times in Europe. Clinically, the illness develops through a primary stage with a typical skin rash (erythema marginatum), then a secondary stage with possible neurologic or cardiac involvement. The last stage (chronic Lyme disease) is mainly represented by arthritis or late neurological complications but nowadays is rarely seen due to precocious antibiotic use...
August 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670127/suicide-and-lyme-and-associated-diseases
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Robert C Bransfield
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to investigate the association between suicide and Lyme and associated diseases (LAD). No journal article has previously performed a comprehensive assessment of this subject. INTRODUCTION: Multiple case reports and other references demonstrate a causal association between suicidal risk and LAD. Suicide risk is greater in outdoor workers and veterans, both with greater LAD exposure. Multiple studies demonstrate many infections and the associated proinflammatory cytokines, inflammatory-mediated metabolic changes, and quinolinic acid and glutamate changes alter neural circuits which increase suicidality...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625898/doctor-says-you-are-cured-but-you-still-feel-the-pain-borrelia-dna-persistence-in-lyme-disease
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REVIEW
Jorge Cervantes
Lyme disease is a zoonosis caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). A great amount of research has attempted to elucidate the mechanisms by which Bb causes inflammation and chronic symptomatology in some patients. Patients often seek unconventional treatments that lack scientific evidence, as medical care is unable to effectively explain and treat their illness. Bb-DNA can persist for long periods of time in some individuals, even after antibiotic therapy. Herein, scientific rationale is presented for a new therapeutic approach against remaining bacterial DNA, and/or increasing the ability of human macrophages to remove extracellular Bb DNA...
June 15, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617768/serious-bacterial-infections-acquired-during-treatment-of-patients-given-a-diagnosis-of-chronic-lyme-disease-united-states
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Natalie S Marzec, Christina Nelson, Paul Ravi Waldron, Brian G Blackburn, Syed Hosain, Tara Greenhow, Gary M Green, Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, Marjorie Golden, Paul S Mead
The term "chronic Lyme disease" is used by some health care providers as a diagnosis for various constitutional, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric symptoms (1,2). Patients with a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease have been provided a wide range of medications as treatment, including long courses of intravenous (IV) antibiotics (3,4). Studies have not shown that such treatments lead to substantial long-term improvement for patients, and they can be harmful (1,5). This report describes cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess resulting from treatments for chronic Lyme disease...
June 16, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460104/gene-sequencing-and-cases-of-chronic-lyme-disease-reply
#8
Clifford M Marks, John E Nawn, Julie A Caplow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460095/gene-sequencing-and-cases-of-chronic-lyme-disease
#9
Sin Hang Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166734/chronic-lyme-borreliosis-associated-with-minimal-change-glomerular-disease-a-case-report
#10
N Florens, S Lemoine, F Guebre-Egziabher, F Valour, J Kanitakis, M Rabeyrin, L Juillard
BACKGROUND: There are only few cases of renal pathology induced by Lyme borreliosis in the literature, as this damage is rare and uncommon in humans. This patient is the first case of minimal change glomerular disease associated with chronic Lyme borreliosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted for an acute edematous syndrome related to a nephrotic syndrome. Clinical examination revealed violaceous skin lesions of the right calf and the gluteal region that occurred 2 years ago...
February 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005031/-follow-up-of-patients-with-ixodes-tick-borne-borrelioses-caused-by-borrelia-miyamotoi-or-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato
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L I Bagautdinova, A E Platonov, D S Sarksyan, O V Stukolova, G A Shipulin, V V Maleev, M V Dudarev
Ixodes tick-borne borrelioses (ITBB) are caused by two different spirochetes: Borrelia from the group of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agents of the classic Lyme borreliosis (LB), and Borrelia miyamotoi that belongs to the group of Borrelia causing tick-borne relapsing fevers. ITBB caused by B. miyamotoi (BM-ITBB) is a previously unknown infectious disease discovered in Russia. It is known that the LB sequelae may reduce the long-term life guality of convalescents. AIM: To study the follow-up of those who have recovered from new BM-ITBB infection in comparison with persons who have had LB...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986081/comparison-of-the-lifetime-host-to-tick-transmission-between-two-strains-of-the-lyme-disease-pathogen-borrelia-afzelii
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Maxime Jacquet, Gabriele Margos, Volker Fingerle, Maarten J Voordouw
BACKGROUND: Transmission from the vertebrate host to the arthropod vector is a critical step in the life-cycle of any vector-borne pathogen. How the probability of host-to-vector transmission changes over the duration of the infection is an important predictor of pathogen fitness. The Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia afzelii is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks and establishes a chronic infection inside rodent reservoir hosts. The present study compares the temporal pattern of host-to-tick transmission between two strains of B...
December 16, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981776/lyme-disease-why-the-controversy
#13
M H Beaman
Some Australians have become convinced of the existence of locally acquired Lyme disease (LD). The history of LD, since its recognition in the early 1970s, is reviewed as a model for investigative approaches to unknown syndromes. Australian Management Guidelines for LD include the requirement for diagnostic testing by National Association of Testing Authorities-accredited laboratories using Therapeutic Goods Administration-licensed tests, which result in the efficient diagnosis of LD in overseas travellers...
December 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914746/a-critical-appraisal-of-the-mild-axonal-peripheral-neuropathy-of-late-neurologic-lyme-disease
#14
REVIEW
Gary P Wormser, Franc Strle, Eugene D Shapiro, Raymond J Dattwyler, Paul G Auwaerter
In older studies, a chronic distal symmetric sensory neuropathy was reported as a relatively common manifestation of late Lyme disease in the United States. However, the original papers describing this entity had notable inconsistencies and certain inexplicable findings, such as reports that this condition developed in patients despite prior antibiotic treatment known to be highly effective for other manifestations of Lyme disease. More recent literature suggests that this entity is seen rarely, if at all. A chronic distal symmetric sensory neuropathy as a manifestation of late Lyme disease in North America should be regarded as controversial and in need of rigorous validation studies before acceptance as a documented clinical entity...
February 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911694/seroprevalence-of-babesia-microti-in-individuals-with-lyme-disease
#15
Sabino R Curcio, Laurel P Tria, Azad L Gucwa
INTRODUCTION: Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease (TBD) caused by Babesia microti, an intracellular parasite of red blood cells. Currently, it is the highest ranked pathogen transmitted by blood transfusion. Most healthy individuals infected with B. microti are asymptomatic, but may be at risk for chronic infection. Similar to Lyme disease transmitted by Borrelia burgdorferi, B. microti is spread by Ixodes scapularis ticks. The rate of coinfection with these TBDs in humans is unclear as most studies have focused their prevalence in ticks or rodent reservoirs...
December 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883377/borrelia-burgdorferi-%C3%A2-morphological-structure-and-motility-as-adaptation-for-transmission-and-survival-in-the-habitat-of-a-tick-vertebrate-setup
#16
REVIEW
Paweł Penza, Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska, Piotr Czupryna, Sławomir Pancewicz, Joanna Zajkowska
Lyme borreliosis is a multisystem chronic disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) spirochete transmitted by Ixodes. This bacterium has a remarkable ability to survive in tick-vertebrate setup. Its infection causes diagnostic and clinical difficulties. It was distinguished as a separate disease entity over 30 years ago. Observations made by Steere et al. proved to be a milestone since they found correlation between the occurrence of skin and joint lesions with tick bites. Further studies showed that the disease affects not only joints and skin, but also nervous and circulatory systems...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809728/does-lyme-disease-exist-in-australia
#17
Peter J Collignon, Gary D Lum, Jennifer Mb Robson
There is no convincing evidence that classic Lyme disease occurs in Australia, nor is there evidence that the causative agent, Borrelia burgdorferi, is found in Australian animals or ticks. Lyme disease, however, can be acquired overseas but diagnosed in Australia; most people presenting with laboratory-confirmed Lyme disease in Australia were infected in Europe. Despite the lack of evidence that Lyme disease can be acquired in Australia, growing numbers of patients, their supporters, and some politicians demand diagnoses and treatment according to the protocols of the "chronic Lyme disease" school of thought...
November 7, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806082/metagenomic-investigation-of-plasma-in-individuals-with-me-cfs-highlights-the-importance-of-technical-controls-to-elucidate-contamination-and-batch-effects
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ruth R Miller, Miguel Uyaguari-Diaz, Mark N McCabe, Vincent Montoya, Jennifer L Gardy, Shoshana Parker, Theodore Steiner, William Hsiao, Matthew J Nesbitt, Patrick Tang, David M Patrick
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating disease causing indefinite fatigue. ME/CFS has long been hypothesised to have an infectious cause; however, no specific infectious agent has been identified. We used metagenomics to analyse the RNA from plasma samples from 25 individuals with ME/CFS and compare their microbial content to technical controls as well as three control groups: individuals with alternatively diagnosed chronic Lyme syndrome (N = 13), systemic lupus erythematosus (N = 11), and healthy controls (N = 25)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775763/antibiotic-treatment-for-chronic-lyme-disease-say-no-to-the-dress
#19
Clifford M Marks, John E Nawn, Julie A Caplow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755213/controversies-in-persistent-chronic-lyme-disease
#20
Elizabeth L Maloney
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 300 000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the United States and that 10% to 20% of these patients will remain symptomatic despite receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Many elements of the disease are poorly understood and have generated considerable controversy. This paper discusses the medical controversies related to posttreatment manifestations and their potential impact on infusion nurses.
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
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