It is now realized that lyme disease can mimic the following conditions: Aamyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Bell’s Palsy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, neuritis, psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, chronic fatigue, heart failure, angina, irregular heart rhythms, fibromyalgia, dermatitis, autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and lupus, eye inflammatory reactions, sudden deafness, SIDS, ADD and hyperactivity, Autism, chronic pain and many other conditions.
Lyme Disease is now thought to be
the fastest growing infectious disease in the world. There are believed to be at
least 200,000 new cases each year in the U.S. and some experts think that as
many as one in every 15 Americans is currently infected (20 million persons).
Many people who have lyme disease do not know they are infected. Lyme Disease is
the fastest growing epidemic in the world. LD is grossly underreported so there
may be far more than the 200,000 cases reported annually in the U.S. Dr.Harvey
and Salvato estimate that 1 billion persons in the world may be infected with
LD. LD is thought to be a contributing factor in 50 % of patients who have
There is compelling evidence that Lyme disease can be
spread by sexual and congenital transfer. One physician has cared for 5000
children with Lyme Disease.. 240 of these children were born with the disease.
Dr. Charles Ray Jones, the leading pediatric specialist on Lyme Disease, has
found 12 breast fed children who have developed Lyme Disease. Miscarriage,
premature births, stillborn, birth defects, and transplacental infection of the
fetus have all been reported. Studies at the Univ. of Vienna have found Borrelia
burgdorferi (the spirochete that causes Lyme Disease) in urine and breast milk
of mothers with lyme disease.
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