New Atmosphere, New Vision: Gibson and Whittemore Kick Off Invest in ME Conference 2016
Mark Berry reports on Dr. Gibson's introduction and Dr. Whittemore's keynote speech, at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.
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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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