Co-Infections and Lyme Disease While Borrelia might be the underlying infectious agent in Lyme disease, there are other co-infections that may co-exist with Borrelia.
In the following slides from a recent presentation in Sydney, Dr. McFadzean demonstrates why there is a need for heightened awareness around Lyme Disease and its various co-infections in Australia.
A variety of tests are available for Lyme disease assessment, however, test results are sometimes ambiguous and therefore diagnosis must be made based on history and symptom picture as well as test results. Many doctors who are unfamiliar with Lyme disease just use the Lyme test available in their local laboratory. This is usually the Lyme ELISA. This tests measure a patient’s antibody, IgM and/or IgG, in response to exposure to the Lyme bacteria. By today’s standards, these tests are […]