RSS Category: Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Relapsing Babesiosis Case Treated Successfully with Tafenoquine

Relapsing Babesiosis Case Treated Successfully with Tafenoquine

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, by Ralph Rogers, et al., examined antimicrobial resistance in an immunocompromised patient with relapsing babesiosis who was effectively treated with tafenoquine.    The researchers describe a point ... »

Global Seroprevalence and Sociodemographic Analysis of Borrelia Burgdorferi Sensu Lato

Global Seroprevalence and Sociodemographic Analysis of Borrelia Burgdorferi Sensu Lato

Yang Dong, et al. reported on the results of a study that was designed to estimate seroprevalence and sociodemographic characteristics of Borrelia Burgdorferi Sensu Lato (Bb) in human populations, globally. The results, published in BMJ Global Health... »

CFC 2022 Approves LDA as National Charity

CFC 2022 Approves LDA as National Charity

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. LDA has been designated as a national charity included in the 2022 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) National/International Charity List. CFC is part of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, federal emp... »

Thomas Platts-Mills MD, May Awareness Guest Blog – Alpha-Gal Sensitization

Thomas Platts-Mills MD, May Awareness Guest Blog – Alpha-Gal Sensitization

May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Thomas Platts-Mills MD, PhD, FRCP, FRS trained in Oxford and after completing Medical Residency in the UK went to Johns Hopkins to train in Allergy and Immunology. From 1974-1982 he worked for the Medical Research Coun... »

Today.com Covers Author Nicole’s Bells Story of How She Lost Her Husband to Lyme Disease

Today.com Covers Author Nicole’s Bells Story of How She Lost Her Husband to Lyme Disease

By Nicole Bell, as told to Genevieve Brown on Today.com When my husband’s cognitive abilities began to decline, doctors thought he had early onset Alzheimer’s. We later learned he had multiple tick-borne infections. »

Register for the 3rd Annual Tick Academy

Register for the 3rd Annual Tick Academy

The following is an announcement from the Tick IPM Working Group, of which LDA is a member.  All questions concerning this event need to be addressed to the Tick IPM Working Group. Please join the Tick IPM Working Group June 24, 2022, for the third a... »

Dr. Jones/Societal Cost/CD4 T Cells/Horowitz/Trauma & Loss/Lyme & Mental Illness/Alpha-gal/Tick Bites/B. Duncani/Lyme Vax/$10M LymeX Prize/Cat Owners/Tick Stik/County Levels/Bullous EM/Pat Smith Video

Dr. Jones/Societal Cost/CD4 T Cells/Horowitz/Trauma & Loss/Lyme & Mental Illness/Alpha-gal/Tick Bites/B. Duncani/Lyme Vax/$10M LymeX Prize/Cat Owners/Tick Stik/County Levels/Bullous EM/Pat Smith Video

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The Role of CD4 T Cell Responses in Persistent Borrelia Burgdorferi Infections

The Role of CD4 T Cell Responses in Persistent Borrelia Burgdorferi Infections

Borrelia burgdorferi in mouse, Photo by Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD A study conducted by Elizabeth M. Hammond, et al., examining CD4 T cell responses associated with persistent B. burgdorferi (Bb) infections, has been published in Current Opinion i... »

Vesiculobullous Lyme Disease: A Case Series

Vesiculobullous Lyme Disease: A Case Series

The early stage of cutaneous Lyme is frequently distinguished by the erythema-migrans patch, which manifests within a month after being bitten by an infected tick. Numerous erythema migrans variants have now been documented, prompting a case study by... »

Societal Cost of Diagnosed Lyme Disease Could be Nearly $1 Billion Annually!

Societal Cost of Diagnosed Lyme Disease Could be Nearly $1 Billion Annually!

CDC: Emerging Infectious Disease In a recent publication of Emerging infectious Diseases, researchers analyzed reported Lyme disease cases in endemic states to assess the total patient and societal cost.    The study by Hook SA, Jeon S, Niesobecki SA... »