Biofilm Busters to Improve the Detection of Borrelia Using PCR

 Biofilm busters to improve the detection of Borrelia using PCR
Lyme disease is an affection caused by a spirochete infection called Borrelia Burgdorferi which may harbor a varied and misleading clinical symptomatology.
The serology tests commonly used for diagnosis show a wide sensitivity varying from 34% to 70,5%, leaving many infected patients with false negative tests.
Alternative techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could be helpful but not conclusive enough. Using biofilm busters, such as stevia and serratiopeptidase, could lead to bacterial blood release, thus increasing the spirochete load, making PCR test more sensitive, thus improving the patient's diagnosis and management.
Source: By Lacout A1, Dacher V2, El Hajjam M3, Marcy PY4, Perronne C5. Biofilms busters to improve the detection of Borrelia using PCR.
Med Hypotheses. 2018 Mar;112:4-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2018.01.005. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

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