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Diagnosis

 

The diagnosis for Lyme Disease is clinical, and causes multi-organ failure. Lyme is known as the ?Master Mimic? due to its ability to present symptoms of every organ system in the body, thus leading to common mis-diagnosis.

Lab tests can be notoriously unreliable worldwide, offering false positive as well as false negative results. Different standards for the interpretation of the anti-body detection exist between Canadian and US labs, as well as among different States and Physicians in the US. There lacks a unification within the Medical Community and therefore an urgent dialogue is required. These differences have lead to confrontational stances on all fronts, and has split the Medical community in reference to Lyme Disease.

Some common mis-diagnosis include: 

 

  1. Neurological 
    • MS 
    • ALS 
    • Muscular Dystrophy 
    • Neoplasm 
    • Idiopathic 
    • Neurological Degenerative Disease 
    • Alzheimer?s 
  2. Fibromyalgia 
  3. Arthritis 
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    • Juvenile Arthritis 
    • Ankylosis Spondylitis 
    • Osteo Arthritis 
  4. Infections-HepB/C HIV 
    • Chronic Renal Infections 
    • Chronic Pulmonary Infections 
  5. Bowel Disorders 
    • IBS 
    • Crohn?s 
    • Ulcerative Colitis 
  6. Hormonal Insufficiencies 
    • Low Estrogen, Testosterone 
    • Hypo-Thyroidism 
    • Adrenal insufficiencies 
  7. Hematological 
    • B12 deficiencies 
    • Folic Acid Deficiencies 
    • Anemia 
    • Mylo Proliferative Disease 
  8. Malignancies 
    • Bowel Cancer 
    • Pancreatic Cancer 
    • Lung Cancer 
    • Others 
  9. Psychological 
    • Neurosis 
    • Hypo Chondriasis 
    • Depression 
    • Anxiety 
    • Phobias 
    • Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
    • Reactive Depression (Situational) 

 

From the extensive list above, one can see how easy it would be to, in fact, misdiagnose the disease. It is imperative that further studies are done regarding Lyme so that proper education within the medical world would allow for successful treatment of the many sufferers in existence now.

  

Read:  ADVANCED TOPICS IN LYME DISEASE: DIAGNOSTIC HINTS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR LYME AND OTHER TICK BORNE ILLNESSES

A guideline published by renowned LLMD, Dr. Burrascano Jr. based on the findings of his research on Lyme.