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UK Study to Explore Why Lyme Disease Symptoms Persist for Some – UK Now

Sunday, 6 March, 2022

UK Study to Explore Why Lyme Disease Symptoms Persist for Some – UK Now

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Although most cases of Lyme disease can be cured with a two-to-four-week course of antibiotics, some patients still experience lingering, debilitating effects of the disease months after they finish treatment.
Researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine are seeking to understand if the antibiotic regimen used to treat Lyme disease could also be contributing to Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), which includes ongoing symptoms of pain, fatigue or difficulty thinking.
Antibiotics can cause imbalances to the gut microbiome, the trillions of microbes essential to health and immune system function. Known as dysbiosis, these disruptions are linked to various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, as well as cardiovascular disease and depression.
Read more at: https://uknow.uky.edu/research/uk-study-explore-why-lyme-disease-symptoms-persist-some

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