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Re: Follow up lyme test. Is it likely to be negative?

Re: Follow up lyme test. Is it likely to be negative?

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Posted by lyme on October 16, 2000 at 22:31:14:

In Reply to: Re: Follow up lyme test. Is it likely to be negative? posted by Nancy on October 15, 2000 at 17:04:28:

: The initial 21 days of Amoxy was given in mid June.
: Her pediatrician agreed to given her another test and said it would be Wester Blot.

If the initial antibody response was negated by the short term treatment, she may never test
positive. Lyme has to be a clinical diagnosis, not based on test results. If Western Blot is
done, request all bands be reported. Some people will not test positive but will show
significant bands for LD. That alone should be diagnostic for LD.

: Does the length of time between tests matter and is 4 months long enough?

4 months is plenty of time if she did develop antibodies to the Lyme bacteria, Bb. But " if" is
the $54 million question.

Educate yourself on LD, learn everything you can so you can discuss the disease intelligently
with the pediatrician. If the dr refuses, time for a new one. Remember- Drs perform a service
and if they don't deliver, fire them and move on. Your daughter's life is at stake over this.
I doubt you would be concerned if she wasn't displaying symptoms or abnormal (for her)
behaviors.
Good luck!





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