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|08-22-2016 05:35 PM|
|Garyk||After reading all of the responses on this thread: A-ha the light just came on: now I know why the disciplines of medicine & law are referred to as "practicing medicine" or "practicing law". Wonder when they will have had enough "practice" and call it a definitive science ? I'm glad my eye surgeon had had enough "practice" and got it right the first time. Whew !!|
|08-18-2016 02:11 AM|
It has been a long time since I have heard about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. I knew a kid a bit younger than me who got it and was hospitalized for days if not weeks. He did eventually recover but it was apparently touch and go for some time. he was not allowed out of bed.
Although it is spread by a distinctly different group of ticks from Lyme disease, and the causative agent, Rickettsia rickettsii is a distinctly different bacterium from the Lyme disease bacterium, we now know it can be treated by the same broad spectrum antibiotic, doxycycline (at least until it acquires resistance to it, and that will happen sooner or later, and the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. will acquire resistance also). Let's just hope it is not anytime soon.
|08-18-2016 12:40 AM|
Funny ,you know, when we were much younger, the big fear with tick bites was Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It doesn't get the publicity it used to and that's just wrong! |
Rickettsia rickettsii - Public Health Agency of Canada
|08-17-2016 05:41 PM|
|DesertRatTom||Haven't seen this in awhile. Many of the complaints still apply.|
|08-17-2016 02:25 PM|
Originally Posted by kklowell View Post
the VA doesn't want live patients or anyone to take care of.....
|08-17-2016 01:25 PM|
Some time before that, my father was failing fast...to the point that I told my siblings they should visit him soon if they didn't want the next time they saw him to be at his funeral. It turned out that that also was drugs that should not have been taken together.
I think a whole lot of mistakes do get buried.
|08-17-2016 01:03 PM|
|TWheels||Lyme disease is not limited to people. My dog (the right most in my avatar, the last of the three) was found to have high levels of antibodies to Lyme disease. He had to take high levels of doxycycline for 30 days. In a nearby community the is a dog of similar size who was not diagnosed until he became so arthritic that he now crawls.|
|08-17-2016 12:57 PM|
Originally Posted by paduke View Post
Sometimes side effects show up that were not anticipated and never showed up in the extensive testing that is required to bring a new med onto the market. For example, Cipro, the widely heralded cure for the potential biowarfare Anthraxand a very effective broad spectrum antibiotic, was found to cause tendon ruptures in some people.
|08-17-2016 12:49 PM|
Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Do the med labs have the ability to test for Lyme disease?
Only a few species of ticks can host Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. However, Australia does have Ixodes holocyclus, which is the same genus as the American deer tick. This tick is also known as the Australian paralysis tick,and is a serious problem for those injected by its neurotoxin.
Several species of Ixodes in North America have been found to carry Borrelia burgdorferi so I am skeptical of claims that Lyme disease is not in Australia.
|08-17-2016 12:30 PM|
Originally Posted by Garyk View Post
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