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Scientists identify genes that may help diagnose long-term Lyme disease – The Science Board

Saturday, 19 November, 2022

Scientists identify genes that may help diagnose long-term Lyme disease – The Science Board

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease. The scientists contend that these genes could potentially be used as biomarkers to diagnose patients with the condition and may lead to new therapeutic targets

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is not well understood and is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. While most patients are diagnosed and treated with antibiotics at the earliest stages of Lyme disease, about 20% of the patients develop long-term complications, including arthritis, neurologic symptoms, and/or heart problems.

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