In this section, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) brings to your attention news on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases’ science that is being published in peer-review, news from Lyme organizations on events they are providing, other Lyme-related sources, and news from government sources that might impact the general public or those whose lives have been affected by tick-borne diseases. The LDA attempts to bring you factual information from credible sources with its news items. If the item is an opinion piece, that is generally noted. See submenu of News to the right.
Bethany Cucka, BS, et al., published, “Spotting the target: clinical clues in the diagnosis of disseminated Lyme disease in pregnancy,” in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on March 18, 2022. The study illustrates the patient case of a 33-year-old woman who was pregnant with her second child and, at 33 weeks’ gestation, presented with ten days of bifrontal headache despite treatment, two days of pruritic body rash, and mild transaminitis.
Anne Spichler-Moffarah, et al., published, “Cardiac Complications of Human Babesiosis” in Clinical Infectious Diseases on August 19, 2022. The article explains that many babesiosis patients have mild to moderate expressions […]
Open Access Government recently interviewed Paul Mead, Chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The interview focuses on the increasing […]
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Elizabeth M. Hammond, et al., published a study in Current Opinion in Immunology investigating the correlation between persistent Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), infections, and CD4 T cell responses in August 2022. The study found that in mice infected with Bb, the pathogen triggers CD4 T cell activation in secondary lymphoid tissues, from which they spread into other diseased tissues.