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Next is Dr. @aucott_john on Lyme disease and infection associated chronic illness. Lessons from COVID Long Haulers and ME/CFS.
Infection associated illness is not new. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Dr @aucott_john quickly noticed the symptoms of #LongCOVID were very similar to #LongLyme. Can occur in patients with mild illnesss. Something similar in how these diseases are affecting humans (P.S. Long-haul does not occur post-flu.) #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Patients with chronic illnesses are often disbelieved. It is difficult as there are no diagnostic tests to prove "Long haul" is real.
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Jeff says they were able to present the @liv_lyme @TicktrackerAPP to the The National Association and County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during Vector Week. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Since it's launch in 2018 @TicktrackerAPP has had over 8,000 submissions. Submissions peak in May-June. American dog tick was number one tick identified. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Detail on @TicktrackerAPP submissions. They are working to improve the program to help better identify ticks especially nymphs. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
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Tickborne Disease Updates from Sue Visser, DrPH, MS Associate Directors for Policy and Extramural Program @CDCgov Division of Vector-borne Diseases Image
Visser pointing out that surveillance is comes from the states. ImageImage
Visser. Pointing out the challenges and opportunities for #LymeDisease surveillance. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth ImageImage
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Dr. Jayakumar Rajadas on the striking similarities & possible therapeutic options for #LongCOVID & #LongLyme #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Dr. Rajadas, a pharmacologist by training, finding doxycycline is not clearing infection in the lab. However, mitomycin & azlocillin are working well. Prefers fewest number of molecules as treatment option (1 or 2 at most). #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Rajadas finding TLR2 interaction in both Borrelia and SARS-Cov-2 surface proteins, also elevation of quinolinic acid. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
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Next is Dr. Saravanan Thangamani @Thangamani_Lab Emergence of ticks and tick-borne diseases in NY.
Deer tick
Lone star tick
Dog tick
Asian longhorned tick
Dr. @Thangamani_Lab reviewing the many pathogens carried by Deer tick, Lone star tick, Dog tick, Gulf coast tick, and the invasive Asian longhorned tick. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Dr. @Thangamani_Lab started a citizen science project in 2019 that allows citizens to send in ticks that they are able to use for research. number of ticks and the % pathogens they carry are increasing. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth upstate.edu/whatsup/2021/0…
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Dr. Monica Embers | Persistent Lyme Disease: Supportive Evidence and Potential Solutions. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Embers "there are three potential causes of post-treatment #LymeDisease
Inflammatory response
Continuous infection
Autoimmune
The standard treatment for #LymeDisease utilizes a bacteriostatic antibiotic which slows the growth of the bacteria and relies on the immune system to clear the infection.
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Dr. Eva Sapi discussing morphological forms (spirochete, L-form, biofilm) of Borrelia burgdorferi and a potential connection to breast cancer. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Did you know in 2013, with the help of the #Lyme community, LymeDisease,org helped Dr. Eva Sapi purchase her first atomic force microscope she needed to continue her important work with Lyme biofilms. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth @liv_lyme lymedisease.org/sapi-microscop…
According to the American Cancer Society 15% of all cancers are caused by infectious agents.
Sapi's #LymeDisease & breast cancer research is yet to be published.
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Dr. Steven Harris discussing how to evaluate complex #LymeDisease cases.
Steven's father Nick Harris, who recently passed away, was the founder of @igenexlab and founding member @ilads_lyme lymedisease.org/nick-harris-ig… #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
#LymeDisease makes all other diseases more complex (eg Lyme + Babesia is worse than Lyme alone) and other conditions make Lyme harder to treat (eg. Bartonella &/or MCAS) #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
#LymeDisease treatment needs to take into consideration the length of time of the infection(s) and all forms pathogens & toxins, including mold.
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Dr. @khoney giving an update on the progress that has been made since 2015 and how @Lyme_X is promoting innovation in Lyme disease diagnostics and treatment.
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We at LymeDisease,org and all of you who participated in our survey helped establish the number one research priority for Lyme disease: Better testing. lymedisease.org/top-ten-lyme-p…
The AAAS meeting, bringing patients and other stakeholders together resulted in the recommendation of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group as part of the Cures Act. @khoney & @aucott_john were the co-chairs of the first TBDWG which led to the Kay Hagan Tick Act. #LymeDisease
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Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences @JHPsychedelics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD
Is working with psychedelics @JHPsychedelics
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Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD
The war on drugs has made it difficult to study these compounds. Although more recently there is more human research.
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Pegah Touradji, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation @HopkinsMedicine #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth Image
Pegah Touradji, PhD
It is well known that many patients have persistent symptoms of Lyme disease 6+ month after treatment, including cognitive issues.
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Pegah Touradji, PhD
Reviewing the benefits of including a neuropsychological evaluation with Lyme patients.
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John Miller, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine @HopkinsMedicine
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John Miller, MD talking about Lyme arthritis
Assistant Professor of Medicine @HopkinsMedicine
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John Miller, MD
Early Lyme arthritis
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John Aucott, MD
Persistent symptoms in Lyme disease
Associate Professor of Medicine @HopkinsMedicine @JohnsHopkinsSPH @jhrheumatology
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John Aucott, MD
Persistent symptoms in Lyme disease are often difficult to measure and lead to delayed diagnosis and poorer outcomes.
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John Aucott, MD
The SLICE study seeks to measure the Persistent symptoms in Lyme disease
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Peter Rowe, MD: Lessons from ME/CFS that can inform Lyme disease as well as Long COVID
Professor of Pediatrics @HopkinsMedicine
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Peter Rowe, MD
Postural Orthostatic Intolerance #POTS is very common in ME/CFS.
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Peter Rowe, MD
Common forms of orthostatic intolerance. Frequently the heart rate will be above 120 BPM. #POTS #NMH
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Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS, FSIAC
Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada @adribaran #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth Image
Adrian Baranchuk, MD,
Overview of today
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Adrian Baranchuk, MD,
Lyme disease is spreading into Canada & Mexico
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John Aucott, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine @HopkinsMedicine
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John Aucott, MD
The stages of Lyme disease
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John Aucott, MD
The symptoms of Lyme disease overlap with other diseases and often leads to delayed or misdiagnosis.
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Alison Rebman, MPH
Instructor in Medicine @HopkinsMedicine
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Alison Rebman, MPH
The history of Lyme disease. First detected in Europe 5,300 years ago.
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Alison Rebman, MPH
We know that Lyme disease is underreported by a factor of 10-12 fold.
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Mark J. Soloski, PhD. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Mark J. Soloski, PhD
Lyme disease is found in the temperate zones throughout the world.
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Mark J. Soloski, PhD
Lyme disease has been around for 5,300+ years.
It was found in an Italian Ice man. More about that here: lymedisease.org/touchedbylyme-…
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One of the big #LymeDisease lies is that it takes two whole days of tick attachment to transmit disease. There have been studies published debunking this lie, but I like to use #tick #biology instead. iai.asm.org/content/70/7/3… Image
And #spirochete #science. Because first of all, you have to know how spirochetes operate. They are able to adapt to different environmental conditions by changing their outer surface proteins (Osps).
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It’s pretty well known and accepted as fact that Borrelia spirochetes express OspA in the tick gut environment and OspC in a human. How do they change their coat from OspA to OspC while they are feeding?
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New | Phylogeography of Borrelia spirochetes in Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes spinipalpis ticks highlights differential acarological risk of tick-borne disease transmission in northern versus southern California. #Ticks #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Between 2008–2015, 11,066 adult and 3,815 nymphal I. pacificus were collected from 42 California counties. Borrelia burgdorferi sl was detected in 1.2% and 3.8% I. pacificus adults and nymphs, respectively. #LymeDisease
"B. burgdorferi ss was not detected in ticks tested from southern California. In contrast, Borrelia bissettiae, a member of the B. burgdorferi sl complex, was detected in both I. pacificus and I. spinipalpis, in the coastal region of both northern and southern California"
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