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Old 08-29-2010, 11:39 AM #1 (permalink)
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Question Could Lyme disease trigger ALS?

From reading all posts and seeing my brother-in-law's decline I feel there might be a connection between ALS and lyme's, but not in the way we are thinking. ( My brother-in-law tested positive for lyme's but is diagnosed with ALS.)

I'd be interested in knowing how many people with ALS had a positve lyme titer. I think Lyme's may in someway trigger ALS, not necessarily mimic it. From what I have been reading, the symptoms from both illnesses are really not that similar. I also think that if treated with an antibiotic for lyme's there will be a temporary decrease in symptoms; those symptoms which were caused by the lyme's. Even in the 3rd stage lyme's isn't that similar to ALS. PLEASE someone correct this if I am wrong about the symptoms of lyme's as iIhave no personal experience with it.

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