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    LymeMD: Immune System Research May Help Doctors Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme

    APRIL 17, 2014

  • Variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients.
  • Researchers recognized patterns in the blood of acute Lyme disease patients which appear to strongly influence whether particular patients will recover from Lyme disease or develop long-term post-treatment symptoms
  • ♦ News Article    ♦ Johns Hopkins Press Release    ♦ Research Article


    LymeMD reviews top 10 articles of 2013:

    Public Health and Epidemiology

  • CDC revises number of new Lyme cases to 300,000 a year
  • Global warming leads to northward expansion of mice and Lyme disease
  • Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Impact

  • Chronic persistent symptoms after standard antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease are characterized in the SLICE Study
  • Abnormal immune markers are being discovered to aid in the identification of those at risk for complications of neurologic and chronic Lyme disease

To find out more about these findings go to our description and listing of the "Top Ten Lyme Disease-Related Scientific Publications of 2013."

SUPPORT US THIS FALL
 The Baltimore Running Festival (October 18th, 2014)

One of the more popular races of the Baltimore Running Festival is the Team Relay. Running the same 26 mile course as the marathoners, the Team Relay consists of FOUR participants per team with each runner selecting a portion of the marathon course to run.



 How You Can Help Our Cause

We are participating in our first ever team relay to raise money to support our research. With your help, we can raise money to continue our fight against Lyme disease. We would like you to donate either $1, $2 , or $4 per mile we complete, or if you are feeling even more generous, to choose your own amount! Choose a donation amount above and we will keep you updated on our progress. Thank you for your support!



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THE PROBLEM

Lyme disease makes hundreds of thousands of people sick every year; it is the most commonly reported tick-borne infection in the United States. Children are especially hard-hit by Lyme disease with the highest in incidence among children between the ages of 5 to 14.

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THE NEEDS

There is an urgent need for research into the complex problem of chronic Lyme disease. Physicians need new tools to identify and treat patients who have persistent symptoms even after antibiotic therapy.

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THE SOLUTION

LymeMD is a national leader in the search for solutions to the Lyme disease epidemic. Our mission is to promote research leading to the understanding of Lyme disease and its varied manifestations. At LymeMD, we focus on translating research into clinical practice and we strive for a future where accurate diagnosis and effective treatment will new hope to Lyme disease patients and their families.