determinants of Lyme borreliosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, anaplasmosis, and
ehrlichiosis in an Australian cohort
published in IJGM
the title suggests this may be about the pecularities of Lyme disease in
Australia the paper also contains extensive material about clinical diagnosis
of Lyme, babesia and bartonella. In particular it raises these issues:
review acceptance of certain specific bartonella and babesia symptoms. Very
little of this information is available on Pubmed. Refs 15-18 in the paper.
Aside from the swollen large joint of lyme arthropathy other arthropathies
are sometimes incorrectly attributed to Lyme. This paper explores:
pn, fermentans and incognitans - a cause of polyarthropathy
pneumonia and trachomatis – a cause of polyarthropathy and
mono and 32% polyarthropathy.
of patients presented with small joint arthropathy
nerves 5, 8, 10, and 11 were involved in at least 50% of respondents. A
definite scaling down of Bells palsy as an expected component of cranial
radiculopathy (Banwarth syndrome) is demonstrated by these figures
jump in numbers of clinically diagnosable Lyme disease above 3
bartonella cause POTS at a central level??
problems were reported in 11% of the cohort; they were usually widespread
and often presented with itching. In 6% of patients, Morgellons could be
demonstrated by skin microscopy. There was no previous report of the
incidence of Morgellons in a large borreliosis population cohort.
symptomatology of the two coinfections, babesia and bartonella, was found in
307 (61%) individuals. Finally, by aligning the data for clinical and
laboratory factors for all three infections, only 50 (10%) individuals in
the entire cohort had no diagnosis (clinical or laboratory supported)
value of carefully interpreted MRI and SPECT scans to support a diagnosis of