What To Do If You Think You Might Have A Borrelia Infection - A letter from Dr. Tedone with information on testing for Borrelia bacteria
Dear WFND Subscribers:
There is anecdotal and laboratory evidence that ALS, MS, and perhaps some Alzheimer disease are caused by the borrelia bacteria.
Medical science has a difficult time detecting the borrelia bacteria. This has been documented by many people with ALS (pALS) initially testing negative for a borrelia infection to rule out Lyme disease, but then testing positive in late stages of their disease.
There is a host response to the borrelia bacteria which is a lowering of natural killer (NK) lymphocytes in response to the borrelia infection.
Who should be tested?
If an individual has a neurological deficit or cognitive impairment of unknown cause, testing for NK lymphocytes will indicate contact with the borrelia infection, and can be used to justify treatment for the borrelia infection. This approach is much more acceptable than watching and waiting while the individual continues a downhill spiral.
Where can I be tested?