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Rashes in Lyme diagnosis

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Rashes in Lyme diagnosis – a “typical” bulls eye is not the only rash to look for

by Dave Cottrell

Rashes in Lyme diagnosis, we have long been told, are present most of the time, and are always the bulls eye rash. The evidence to the contrary has been steady and almost overwhelming, yet steadily and overwhelmingly ignored by the medical “powers that be,” the various Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons.

English: Borrelial lymphocytoma Polski: Naciek...

English: Borrelial lymphocytoma Polski: Naciek limfocytarny, Pseudochłoniak boreliozowy, limfocytoma Français : Lymphocytome borrélien, liée à la maladie de Lyme (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As one who was continually “missed” diagnosed – in other words, they could not figure out what was wrong with me – these new facts just coming out new from good medical research prove what many, if not most of us who have suffered so long have been saying: While the “bulls eye” rash is considered absolute proof positive that the patient has Lyme disease, it is not the only rash that Lyme disease may present.

Many of us have strange lesions, rashes, even keritosis and “psoriasis” that may show up anywhere on our bodies and may last indefinitely. It is already well known that European burrelia may produce skin conditions that look nothing like a bulls eye, yet this has been denied in North America, especially, for years.

Now the latest research proves that there are many different so-called atypical rashes associated with Lyme burrelia that may or may not present during an active infection.

Far from being a symptom that makes Lyme disease even more confusing for medical practitioners, this will make diagnosis simpler for those who educate themselves about the various symptoms of Lyme disease.

Raised, red borders around indurated central p...

Raised, red borders around indurated central portion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This latest research, reported today by the Lyme Disease Research Database, is another much needed weapon in the battle for proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

For further reading, go to http://www.lyme-disease-research-database.com/lyme_disease_blog_files/bulls-eye-not-the-only-skin-rash.html#unique-entry-id-313

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