A recent study published in Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases compared the efficacy of transmission routes, both horizontal (between life stages of developing ticks) and transovarial (from infected female tick to larvae), of Borrelia miyamotoi from Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged ticks). Results show that although multiple transmission routes contribute to maintenance of B. miyamotoi in the ecosystem, […]
Peer Reviewed Articles
This section contains articles published in peer reviewed literature on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and on COVID 19. Articles are written by experts, and then several other experts in that field will review the article and send back comments/concerns to authors. Articles are sometimes changed/clarified to address the issues that are raised in order to be published. Not all info in peer-reviewed journals is reviewed such as editorials, letters, book reviews.
The LDA is providing the articles in this section for your information. The articles included express the findings and opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the the LDA.
Farm Journal has published an article on the increasing presence of Haemaphysalis longicornis, the Asian longhorned tick (ALT), in the U.S. Since arriving in the country four years ago from Southeast Asia, ALT has now been detected in one-third of the nation’s states.
A study conducted was just published in Brain, which describes the vascular pathology and inflammatory changes, as well as the cellular and humoral immune responses by immunohistochemistry observed in autopsied brains of patients that died suddenly after a short duration of COVID illness. Some patients exhibited minimal respiratory symptoms with illness, but all had evidence […]
A new study by Richard Horowitz, MD and Phyllis Freeman, MD has been published in Antibiotics that evaluates the efficacy of using short-term high dose pulsed dapsone combination therapy (HDDCT) in the treatment of Chronic Lyme disease/Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome(PTLDS). This new study builds upon past studies conducted by Dr. Horowitz et al. and […]
Robert C. Bransfield, MD, published a study examining how adverse childhood events (ACE), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and infectious encephalopathies are linked to immune-mediated disease in the journal, Healthcare. Bransfield reviewed supporting data and found that each of these issues correlates with intrusive symptoms and pathology of the temporal lobe.
A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, by Ralph Rogers, et al., examined
antimicrobial resistance in an immunocompromised patient with relapsing babesiosis who was effectively treated with tafenoquine.
Yang Dong, et al. reported on the results of a study that was designed to estimate seroprevalence and sociodemographic characteristics
of Borrelia Burgdorferi Sensu Lato (Bb) in human populations, globally. The results, published in BMJ Global Health, consist of the systematic review and meta-analysis of numerous relevant studies culled from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and other sources.
Journal of Medical Entomology published, “Reported County-Level Distribution of Seven
Human Pathogens Detected in Host-Seeking Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Contiguous United States” by Amy C. Fleshman, et al.
A study conducted by Elizabeth M. Hammond, et al., examining CD4 T cell responses associated with persistent B. burgdorferi (Bb) infections, has been published in Current Opinion in Immunology.
The early stage of cutaneous Lyme is frequently distinguished by the erythema-migrans patch, which manifests within a month after being bitten by an infected tick. Numerous erythema migrans variants have now been documented, prompting a case study by Hayden Doughty, BS, et al. that was recently published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The case series examines the occurrence of bullous erythema migrans, a rare and blistering form of erythema migrans, in three patient cases.