ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes

Astaxanthin Is a Longevity Promoter

Meta-analysis links vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of mortality during 10.5 year median pe...

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

 
Print Page
Email Article

A "minority" opinion about the diagnosis & treatment of Lyme arthritis

  [ 32 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • January 15, 1996


Historically, arthritis was the main symptom which led to the
description of the disease called Lyme borreliosis. However, a
relatively high awareness of doctors and patients of
tick-borne diseases seems to cause a trend to frequently
diagnose this antibiotic-sensitive disease. A case can be
defined as borreliosis only if either the typical erythema
migrans is reliably identified by a physician or if a
characteristic late manifestation of Lyme disease is
accompanied by unequivocal serological and/or bacteriological
evidence of Borrelia infection. Within the musculoskeletal
system, the only reliably characteristic symptom is true
synovitis, as defined by the palpable swelling of a joint.
Mere joint pain or the subjective pain syndrome of
fibromyalgia do not constitute a defining symptom for
borreliosis. An evaluation of the frequency of
Borrelia-associated arthritis in our Viennese rheumatology
outpatient clinic revealed only six well-defined cases among
1,673 subsequent referrals. Based on "serological" suspicion,
the question had been asked about possible borreliosis in 87
of these patients. In order to avoid unnecessary anxiety
about possible long-term complications of Lyme disease among
(actually misdiagnosed) patients, the diagnosis of Lyme
arthritis should only be made according to the stringent
criteria mentioned above. The antibiotic treatment, which is
given to many questionable cases of borreliosis ex
iuvantibus, although possibly of benefit to a few cases of
otherwise undiagnosed reactive arthritis due to infections
with microbes other than Borrelia burgdorferi, has to be
termed irrational.

Graninger W




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Vitamin D3 Extreme™ FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map