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October 8, 2016

When a patient presents for 1 last update 2020/05/28 with a history of Lyme disease and joint pain, it might be reasonable to assume that they''s true. However, a new studyWhen a patient presents with a history of Lyme disease and joint pain, it might be reasonable to assume that they''s true. However, a new study(1)Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for warns that systemic arthritis can also arise after Lyme disease, and that the Lyme history can confound the real diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis.

"" said Sheila Arvikar, M.D., a rheumatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital."" said Sheila Arvikar, M.D., a rheumatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Arvikar and her colleagues conducted a retrospective study of patients referred to the hospital''t treated with antibiotics will experience Lyme arthritis(3). For most, treating the 1 last update 2020/05/28 the tick-borne . For most, treating the tick-borne Borrelia burgdorferi infection that causes Lyme also clears up the Lyme arthritis; a subset of patients, however, have antibiotic-refractory Lyme arthritis that requires the 1 last update 2020/05/28 treatment with anti-inflammatories. infection that causes Lyme also clears up the Lyme arthritis; a subset of patients, however, have antibiotic-refractory Lyme arthritis that requires treatment with anti-inflammatories.

Antibiotic-refractor Lyme arthritis appears to have an autoimmune component, Dr. Arvikar and her colleagues wrote online Sept. 16 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. It''s clinic was four months, which is similar to the timeframe for the development of Lyme arthritis.

"" Dr. Arvikar said.

Lyme arthritis versus systemic disease

Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Given that post-Lyme systemic autoimmunity can develop in a similar timeframe to Lyme arthritis, and that both conditions have overlapping symptoms, it''s-eye rash and flu-like symptoms, compared with patients diagnosed with Lyme arthritis. This is consistent with Lyme arthritis as a manifestation of untreated disease, Dr. Arvikar said. As recognition of Lyme has become more widespread, those with early symptoms are likely to be treated and avoid Lyme arthritis.

Making the 1 last update 2020/05/28 the diagnosisMaking the diagnosis

Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for The key question is how to differentiate between three possibilities when joint pain emerges after Lyme disease, Dr. Arvikar said: Active joint infection (treatable with antibiotics), post-infectious Lyme arthritis (treatable with anti-inflammatories if previous antibiotic treatment was sufficient) and a secondary inflammatory arthritis emerging post-Lyme.

Family history of autoimmune disorders, elevated body mass index and older age are all demographic factors that might be red flags for the third possibility, Dr. Arvikar said. Doctors should particularly look for multiple joint involvement, as this is much more diagnostic of a condition like rheumatoid arthritis than Lyme arthritis. Many of the patients with psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis had axial involvement, another red flag that may indicate that a patient does not have Lyme arthritis, she said.

Doctors should also ask about skin psoriasis, as that can be a strong indication that the problem is not Lyme arthritis, Dr. Arvikar said. Blood tests can reveal RA antibodies in many patients, though a subset will be seronegative, she said. A test for Lyme antibodies can be a useful test, as patients with Lyme arthritis typically have very high titers of Lyme antibodies. However, there is no commercially available test for Lyme antibody levels, Dr. Arvikar said, so this option is not widely available.

While antibiotic treatment is appropriate for patients with active joint infection, methotrexate is commonly used against post-infectious Lyme arthritis, she said. Thus, there is overlap between Lyme arthritis treatment and the first-line option against rheumatoid arthritis, but Lyme arthritis usually requires a shorter duration of treatment, she said.

Lyme cases are on the increase, Dr. Arvikar said, so it''re using an ad blocker

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