New study finds evidence of Lyme bacteria in brain tissue
The research shows how pathogens that cause Lyme can linger in the body despite early treatment.
MAINE, Maine — According to the U.S, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Lyme disease can cause long-term health effects including fatigue, chronic pain, heart issues, and neurological problems.
The CDC says most symptoms caused by the tick-borne illness can be treated successfully with antibiotics if caught early.
A new study by Tulane University shows that Lyme bacteria can persist in a patient’s brain. Researchers found Lyme bacteria in the brain tissue of an elderly woman even after she had received 10 days of antibiotics following a tick bite.
Dr. Monica Embers, Ph.D., is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She and other researchers at the Tulane National Primate Research Center conducted the study in collaboration with the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
The study was recently published in “Frontiers in Neurology,” the leading peer-reviewed journal for neurologists. It’s a breakthrough that could lead to changes in recommendations for treatment, including longer courses of antibiotics to address a growing public health crisis. (See link for article)
“This is not a pathogen you want in your brain,” she said.
But that’s exactly what researchers found in a 69-year-old woman who donated her brain to Columbia University for research before she died from dementia-related complications.
The woman received 10 days of antibiotics. She went on to develop late-stage Lyme.
Despite years of IV treatment, the woman suffered from sleep disorders, personality changes, and dementia. Lyme pathogens were also found in her spinal cord.
Embers states that Borrelia evades the immune system by changing its proteins and burying into the body. It can also evade antibiotics.
Lyme bacteria is persistent and evasive in the human body.
A doctor goes onto state that blood testing is often negative.
Another woman was mentioned in the article who had to hunt to find practitioners willing to treat her. After finding two, she finally got relief after going on a regimen of antibiotics, anti-viral medications, and supplements; however she still suffers from numbness & leg pain.
Her Lyme journey is featured in the book, “The Waiting Room: Invisible Voices of Lyme.”
Watch Dr. Embers’ full interview below.
- Peer-Reviewed Evidence of Persistence of Lyme:MSIDS copy
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/17/persistent-borrelia-infection-in-patients-with-ongoing-symptoms-of-lyme-disease/ Conclusions: Using multiple corroborative detection methods, we showed that patients with persistent Lyme disease symptoms may have ongoing spirochetal infection despite antibiotic treatment, similar to findings in non-human primates. The optimal treatment for persistent Borrelia infection remains to be determined.
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/30/study-shows-lyme-msids-patients-infected-with-many-pathogens-and-explains-why-we-are-so-sick/ For the first time, Garg et al. show a 85% probability for multiple infections including not only tick-borne pathogens but also opportunistic microbes such as EBV and other viruses….In addition to tick-borne co-infections and non-tick-borne opportunistic infections, pleomorphic Borrelia persistent forms may induce distinct immune responses in patients by having different antigenic properties compared to typical spirochetes32,33,34,35. Nonetheless, current LD diagnostic tools do not include Borrelia persistent forms, tick-borne co-infections, and non-tick-borne opportunistic infections.
- http://lymerick.net/persistent-borreliosis.htm Microscopy, Culture or PCR-verified cases of persistent [seronegative] Lyme Borreliosis
None of this is new, and everything experienced by these patients has been experienced by thousands of others for 40 years. Spirochetes were found in Vicky Logan decades ago.
Vicky’s doctor, Dr. Kenneth Liegner wrote a lengthy book chronicling Vicky’s story and his unrelenting efforts to get her IV treatment which kept her alive.
He also gave details about a 2001 International Lyme Conference in New York where attendees were censored by having their microphones shut off whenever they brought up the issue of chronic Lyme disease. Wormser denied to Liegner that the event was CDC sponsored, which is an important detail as it possibly could have been opened up by legislators; however, distributed materials showed the event was in fact CDC-sponsored.
But the real zinger occurred when Liegner requested an autopsy on Vicki and the pathologist not only refused, he refused to even let an outside pathologist use the facilities to perform it.
The reason? Wait for it…..
……danger of infection to himself and his staff.
But, I thought Lyme disease was benign and similar to the common cold – easily cured with 21 days of doxy?
Liegner wasn’t about to let the ball drop and found a way to get Vicki to the Chief of Neuropathology at Columbia Presbyterian where her autopsy results are now available to all. Without this critical step, propelled by Liegner, the pathologist at Hudson Valley Hospital would have successfully prevented medical knowledge of chronic and neurologic Lyme disease as well as the cause of her hypotension, a missed diagnosis of myocardial infarction.
Under “Microscopic Description” it states, “The autopsy shows histopathologic findings consistent with the neurological manifestations of chronic Lyme disease.”
In the 1800’s, Texans had the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo.”
For Lyme patients, advocates, and the doctors who dare to treat them, we have a battle cry too:
“Remember Vicki Logan.”
Call me crazy, but the continued denial of Borrelia persistence despite a plethora of research demonstrating it in both animals and humans is akin to the current COVID madness despite effective treatments, and denial of COVID injection adverse reactions and deaths. Our corrupt public health ‘authorities’ and conflict-riddled researchers have already determined what fits in their accepted narrative and a persistent infection just doesn’t fit, as it would render the need for lucrative Lyme vaccines null and void and we certainly can’t take away that lucrative cash cow.