The lab result is not everything!

In many cases, the infection does not come with a characteristic or diagnostic symptom. Treating Lyme borreliosis is a complex task for specialists. If a positive result confirms that a patient is infected with Lyme disease, there is still an open question whether this causes (all of) their symptoms or not. This is a valid…

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Why aren’t we looking for the bacteria?

Some of the fundamental questions of diagnosing Lyme Borreliosis are: why not look for the bacterium and why a serological test is not enough? The question rightly arises as to why we are not looking for the bacterium, said Dr. Klára Esztó, a Lyme specialist who has been dealing with patients showing the symptoms of…

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Lyme Borreliosis: direct test could be better than indirect ones

Can we be happy if an indirect test does not show the presence of antibodies? If a patient or physician suspects that Lyme borreliosis is causing the symptoms, tests should be performed which, if positive, support a causal relationship. These blood tests are described in our paper by dr. Klára Esztó, who has been dealing…

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The effects of Lyme Disease on the nervous system

A limping dancer, a student forced to the bench.   According to Dr. Erik Kolbenheyer, an internist, gastroenterologist, family doctor, occupational health specialist, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, there are some particularly interesting cases of Lyme borreliosis, where the disease causes bizarre symptoms in the nervous system. The doctor, who, being personally affected by the…

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Medium and Artificial Intelligence

An accurate diagnosis needs special solutions  DualDur medium, developed for laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease, prepares the blood sample for the dark-field microscopic examination of the pathogenic bacterium. The decades-long experience of Dr. Béla Pál Bózsik, who developed the medium, suggests that a Borrelia-infected blood sample taken on DualDur medium and condensed with the DualDur…

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Diagnostic difficulties in confirming Lyme borreliosis

The more chronic the problems, the less likely is that we can detect antibodies or an immune reaction. Shocking data: in about 70 percent of the cases, patients who were bitten by a tick do not develop a characteristic Lyme rash. Only 30 percent of those affected have an erythema migrans – they are lucky…

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