NEWS: Dr. Fallon publishes new research on neuro-Lyme
Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of Columbia University's Lyme research center, and colleagues have recently published a new paper about how Lyme disease affects the central nervous system.
From the Columbia University Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center:
A new paper ‘Inflammation and central nervous system Lyme disease’ has been published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease authored by Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Dr. David Hardesty, Lyme Center Neurologist. and fellows Elizabeth Levin and Pernilla Schweitzer. Neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease occur in 10-15% of individuals with untreated Lyme. This paper discusses the symptoms of neurologic Lyme and reviews experimental studies that provide insight into the possible mechanisms of inflammation following Borrelia infection and contributing risk factors.