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Scientists Think They've Unlocked The Secret of Long-Term Lyme Disease Symptoms – Science Alert

Monday, 14 February, 2022

Scientists Think They've Unlocked The Secret of Long-Term Lyme Disease Symptoms – Science Alert

An illustration of B. burgdorferi in the blood. (Tulane University)

 
Scientists may have discovered a new way of tackling the lingering, debilitating effects of Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness that can lead to flu-like symptoms and a rash called erythema migrans.
The latest research suggests that dead fragments of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, continue to hang around in the body and can cause unhealthy inflammation in the central and peripheral nervous systems even after treatment.
This might explain why some people who get Lyme disease don't make a full recovery after a few weeks of taking antibiotics; instead, they experience ongoing pain, fatigue, and trouble with their cognitive thinking, a condition known as Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).
Read more at: https://www.sciencealert.com/dead-bacteria-bits-may-be-behind-long-lyme-disease-symptoms

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