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emh2l
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Does it matter if I was bitten while in Europe? Do they need to run different tests to dx? Not sure if Lyme in Europe is same as Lyme here in US.

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well yes I was bit in europe and live in USA....

check for band 30 that is neuro ( garini) but it does not matter you can get afzelini ( as I do ) and burgdoferi there as well.....

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Hi Lisa --

Although I grew up in the Northeast and lived in other Lyme-endemic areas in the US, I have had one "bulls-eye" rash. This was during a year I spent in Ukraine.

I test positive for band 30. I have almost all neuro symptoms.

I don't think that the testing is as sensitive for garini and afzelini. I called Igenex once about testing for these strains and they don't do this. Too bad...

I don't think that treatment is different for the various strains, but I think the testing is worse for non-borrelia burgdorferi.

Good luck!

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I was bitten in Italy but still positive for Borrelia Burgdorferi. My joint pain is nothing compared to the rest of neurological symptoms. I also have co-infections.
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