This is topic Lyme disease effects on, Organ systems in forum Medical Questions at LymeNet Flash. To visit this topic, use this URL: https://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/58001 Posted by Al (Member # 9420) on : 08-31-2007 12:33 AM
Lyme disease effects on, Organ systems: Kenneth Liegner, MD, PC * Central nervous system: Brain, brain stem, and spinal cord: meningitis; meningoencephalitis; meningoencephalomyelitis; myelopathies; transverse myelitis; hemiparesis; paraparesis; spastic para- and tetraparesis; motor neuron disease; extrapyramidal syndromes/choreiform syndromes; locked-in" state; coma; progressive leukoencephalopathies; multiple sclerosis-like syndromes; seizure disorders; cerebral atrophy; organic brain syndromes/dementia; encephalopathy; neuropsychiatric syndromes: psychoses; OCD; depression: mania; bipolar disorders; other psych. syndromes. Cranial nerve palsies involving any CN multiple CNS may be involved; radiculoneuritides; sciatica-like syndromes; neurogenic bladder * Peripheral nervous system: peripheral neuropathies; motor/sensory/plexopathies; paresthesias/dysesthesia * Autonomic nervous system dysfunction: cardiogenic syncope and vasodepressor syncope; abdominal bloating and abnormal peristalsis * Auditory & vestibular apparatus: tinnitus; disturbances of balance; vertigo; hyperacusis; hearing loss * Ocular: all levels, all structures of eye may be involved; conjunctivitis; keratitis; uveitis; optic neuritis; retinitis/retinal vasculitis; cataract formation; retrobulbar myositis; optic cortex cerebritis * Musculoskeletal: arthralgia; arthritis/synmovitis; myositis/myopathy; painful myalgia/fibromyalgia-like syndrome; muscle fasciculation; fasciitis; enthesitis * Genitourinary: neurogenic bladder; interstitial cystitis"; renal damage/glomerulonephritis? (Reported in dogs, so far cases in humans have not been reported) * Endocrine: thyroiditis?; Effects on libido; central hypothalamic ?; orchitis; cyclic flare of symptoms temporally related to menstrual cycle in women. * Cardiac: dysrhythmias; heart block; various types of extra-systoles; autonomic dysfunction: cardiogenic syncope, vasodepressor syncope; cardiomyopathy; congestive heart failure; myopericarditis * Gastrointestinal: bloating; GERD?; Irritable bowel/colitic presentations?; Myoenteric autonomic dysfunction?; Abdominal pain/cramping esp. in children; Lyme hepatitis; Lyme enterocolitis?
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on : 08-31-2007 02:38 AM
al, great list of things! i learned a lot. would you add where you got the list from and date it shows? thanks to edit, click pecil icon which opens up both subject line and body text.. when done, click edit send.
Posted by Ruth Ruth (Member # 11059) on : 09-01-2007 12:58 AM
shopping list to self: new one of each of above mentioned items. thanks.
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