Cytokines and Chemokines at the Crossroads of Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration, and Neuropathic Pain

Abstract Cytokines and chemokines are proteins that coordinate the immune response throughout the body. The dysregulation of cytokines and chemokines is a central feature in the development of neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and demyelination both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in conditions of neuropathic pain. Pathological states within the nervous system can lead to […]

Sam Telford from Tufts talks tough on ticks at Chilmark meeting

Even though it was a gorgeous, late summer afternoon, ready made for recreating, a good number of up-Islanders were inside the Chilmark Community Center last Friday, attending a discussion on tick-borne illness, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Boards of Health Tick Borne Disease Council (TBDC). The TBDC is made up of Island board of health […]

DNA persistence after treatment of Lyme borreliosis

D. Pícha, L. Moravcová, D. Vaňousová, J. Hercogová, Z. Blechová Abstract One hundred twenty-four patients—53 with neuroborreliosis, 48 with erythema migrans, and 23 with Lyme arthritis—were tested in a prospective study for the presence of the DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), urine, and synovial fluid by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR). […]

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Persistence in Lyme Disease (273 citations)

The following references for persistence of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) are listed alphabetically and chronologically: 1. Aalto A, Sjowall J, Davidsson L, Forsberg P, Smedby O. Brain magnetic resonance imaging does not contribute to the diagnosis of chronic neuroborreliosis. Acta Radiol 2007; 48: 755-762. [white matter hyperintensities or basal ganglia lesions]. 2. Abele DC and […]

Statistical Review of the Key Lyme Studies Reveals the ‘Wild Conjecture’ Behind the IDSA Guidelines

In a comment to the article, “Study reports flaws in design, analysis, and interpretation of Lyme disease,” Phyllis Mervine elucidates what happened from the depth of her involvement at the NIH at the time of the Klempner clinical trial … NIH Should Admit They Were Wrong Phyllis Mervine says: September 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM […]

STUDY: Lyme-Tick Incidence in Chicago Area – I. Scapularis over 50%

“Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Distribution Surveys in the Chicago Metropolitan Region” Jennifer Rydzewski,1 Nohra Mateus-Pinilla,2 Richard E. Warner,1 Jeffrey A. Nelson,3 and Tom C. Velat4 1 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1102 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. 3 North Park University, 3225 West Foster Ave, Chicago, IL […]

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STUDY: Infected Ticks and their Hosts in Leipzig

“Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing ticks, ticks parasitizing rodents and the parasitized rodents – Analyzing the host-pathogen-vector interface in a metropolitan area” Cornelia Silaghi, Dietlinde Woll, Dietmar Hamel, Kurt Pfister, Monia Mahling and Martin Pfeffer in Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:191 Published: 5 September 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background The aims of this study […]

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