My husband had his 2nd LLND appointment today. He is now part of our Lyme family and has been diagnosed with Lyme, Bart, Babs, Erlichea.
He also has CMV, HHV6, EBV and a couple others that I can't remember.
What was really weird was that his CD57 was 587! Our LLND says it is the highest she has ever seen. She said this is much worse than having a low CD57 because it means his immune system has gone totally haywire!
She said the cells are probably deformed and are wrecking havoc.
I knew my husband was really sick, and am so glad to know that it is Lyme and Co and finally have a diagnosis. What scares me is all of the active virus' he has and this weird CD57.
Has anyone ever heard of this? With treatment has it normalized? I would love to hear from anyone with experience like this. I am scared.
I vote for another test too. One time I had a triglyceride count of 1450 and normal is 100. When they retested it was WAY lower, but still very high. (I can't remember the count now.)
So get him tested again and do a search of the archives here. I've been here nearly 10 yrs and dont' recall anyone having that high a count on the CD57.... but then I don't read every single thread here!!