Breaking Lyme Disease Research News: New Hope for Lyme Disease Patients

Excerpted from  prweb  ( Posted: 03/03/2011 ) 

A new research study shows that healthy individuals, certain Lyme disease patients with persistent neurologic symptoms, and chronic fatigue syndrome patients possess different proteins in their cerebrospinal fluid. This finding provides evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome and neurologic Lyme disease are distinct disease entities.

Through “protein profiling” of spinal fluid, a new research study shows that healthy individuals, certain Lyme disease patients with persistent neurologic symptoms, and chronic fatigue syndrome patients possess different proteins in their cerebrospinal fluid. This finding provides evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome and neurologic Lyme disease are distinct disease entities.

“The potential for spinal fluid biomarker detection to aid or actually establish diagnosis of Lyme disease is within our grasp,” according to Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, Medical Director for Time for Lyme, a Connecticut based non-profit organization that has been funding research for Lyme and tick-borne diseases since 2002 and has raised nearly $5 million to date.

Read more:  http://www.timeforlyme.org/PDF/article_journal_pone_2_2011.pdf

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~ by Rob on March 12, 2011.

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