Lyme Glossary

    Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease):
  • Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram negative bacteria of the spirochete class of the genus Borrelia. B. burgdorferi is predominant in North America, but also exists in Europe, and is the agent of Lyme disease.

The Herxheimer reaction (also known as Jarisch-Herxheimer or Herx) occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as bacteria (typically spirochetes) die during antibiotic treatment. It is classically associated with syphilis.

Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.  A doctor that knows how to treat Lyme Disease.  These doctors are rare is only a small quantity of doctors in the country that know how to treat this disease.

  • (Co-infection) In parasitology, coinfection is the term used to describe the simultaneous infection of a host (biology) by multiple pathogens. Global prevalence figures among human hosts are not available, but coinfection is thought to be common , sometimes more common than single infection . ...
  • Bartonella (co-infection):  
  • Bartonella (formerly known as Rochalimaea) is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria. Facultative intracellular      parasites, Bartonella species can infect healthy people but are considered especially important as opportunistic      pathogens. ...

    Babesia (co-infection):
  • Babesia is a protozoan parasite of the blood that causes a hemolytic disease known as Babesiosis. There are over 100 species of Babesia identified; however only a handful have been documented as pathogenic in humans.. . Retrieved on 2009-03-05.

Ehrlichia (co-infection):
  • Ehrlichia is a genus of rickettsiales bacteria. They are transmitted by ticks. Several species can cause infection (Ehrlichiosis) in humans. The genus is named after German microbiologist Paul Ehrlich. ...

Anaplasma (co-infection):
  • Anaplasma is a genus of rickettsiales bacteria.