Is tick-borne germ causing scourge?
When I first posted this article, I was upset because I happen to be one of those unfortunate LD patients who the doctors insisted had MS. The doctors agreed that the odds of getting MS was approximately two in a million and yet they themselves had hundreds of MS patients. It just wasn’t logical.
So as you can see, this is a very sensitive subject for me. But, having slept on it, I thought to myself that it must be tremendously difficult for Kathleen Crang to choose this subject for her thesis. Going against the medical establishment is never an easy feat. In fact, her choosing this subject for her thesis is tremendously courageous . My initial impulsive reaction was dead wrong.
Kathleen, I want to wish you the greatest success in your research. Because of brave young people like yourself, sick old curmudeons like myself may have a chance.
All the best,
Excerpted from an article by Melissa Martin [ Winnipeg Free Press ( Posted: 04/15/2010 )]
Fact: Manitoba has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the country.
Or do we just think we do?
In a recent thesis, Winnipeg researcher Kathleen Crang found that some Manitobans diagnosed with MS and other chronic conditions may actually be suffering from an unwelcome visitor: the borrelia bacteria, a tick-borne “biological evil genius” that causes Lyme disease.
“If I knew someone with MS, I’d be saying, ‘let’s look at those questions,'” said Crang. “If their MS is coupled with heart problems, or skin rashes, or rheumatological involvement, there might be some question as to why.”
After all, we’re talking about a bug dubbed “the second great imitator.” (Syphilis is the first.) Tests for Lyme disease can be unreliable; many of the disease’s 75 known symptoms are shared by a host of neurological conditions. Case studies have even found that Lyme can produce lesions on the brain like those seen in MS.
For the complete article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/is-tick-borne-germ-causing-scourge-90919034.html