PANS and Tick-Born Illness
Ticks are active all year long, which means we can get Lyme, Babesia, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, or any other tick-borne infection any time of the year. Tick-borne infections can trigger PANS or be a co-morbid diagnosis. Common Symptoms of PANS
It is essential to understand how to prevent exposure, remove ticks, know the signs and symptoms of an infection, and how to treat if exposed. Lyme disease, Borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the US. CDC Lyme Stats. Not all patients will have a typical or any Lyme rash. Not all patients will ever see the tick attached.
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Key Articles on Lyme and Tick-Borne Infections
- Tick Checks, Removal and Prevention
- Lyme Disease Symptom Overview
- Overview of Lyme & Tick-Borne Illness – Dr. Moorcroft
- Lyme Disease & Tick-Borne Infections Fundamentals – Dr. O’Hara
- PANS & Lyme Disease – Dr. Delaney
- The Importance of Testing for Borellia Miyamotoi – Dr. Delaney
- Lyme Disease and Herbal Treatments – Dr. Wells
- Lyme Disease – Neurocognitive & Neuropsychiatric Symptoms – Dr. Capanna-Hodge
- Lyme – Tick Testing – Dr. Rich
- Case Study – Recovering from PANS, Lyme, CIRS – Dr. O’Hara & Dr. Golovcsenko
- Polymicrobial Nature of Tick-Borne Diseases
- Tick-Borne Infection Additional Resources
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