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Topic: Important- 52% of Scleroderma Patients Tested Positive For Lyme
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This misdiagnosis has been going on for years, so it is nice to see a study on it.
Considering the tests for Lyme miss 74.9% of those who are infected it makes me also wonder if more of the patients would have tested positive had better tests been used.
This study is important for several reasons, but one is because steroids are used to treat scleroderma. The life expectancy is no more than 5 years once it is diagnosed and treatment begins.
I've watched too many people suffer and die because the Lyme was misdiagnosed and because of the steroids used for the scleroderma treatment.
Posts: 20325 | From The Moon | Registered: Jun 2004
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Very sad disease. My uncle was dxd with it and he committed suicide. He was in his 80's when he was dxd.
Opinions, not medical advice!
Posts: 94770 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001
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