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Gender differences in Lyme

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by msf, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    A 2006 study. I never would have guessed those findings. Good find, msf.
     
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    Helen Senior Member

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    For what it is worth, some of the researchers are among the most experienced of Lyme infections in Sweden. Unfortunately it is a huge gap between research results and how GP´s and even all kinds of specialists handle a possible infection when erythema migrans isn´t present (which is always considered as an ongoing infection). Thanks @msf.
     
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    I always thought Lyme was indifferent to gender. I assumed it was a differentiator between Lyme and ME/CFS, but perhaps that's not correct, at least to a certain degree.

    I want to say they ruled out new infections, but I'm not sure. Are these re-activations of latent Bb, or new infections? I think it's pretty clear they are re-activations. So 5% of treated population retained Bb that later gets activated, and 90% of those are female? You have to assume more of the population carries latent Bb than just those 5%, of course.

    Cool study that raises all sorts of questions.
     
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    The only evidence they give that they were reinfections were that the patients had new E.M.s. I know patients can still have this after being infected with Yersinia for several years, but I don't know about Lyme.
     

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