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You are listening to a show dedicated to discussing actual cases. Dr. Cameron has been treating adolescents and adults with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for more than 30 years. The advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, you will need to seek that advice from an experienced professional.

Inside Lyme Podcast with Dr. Daniel Cameron Dr. Daniel Cameron

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You are listening to a show dedicated to discussing actual cases. Dr. Cameron has been treating adolescents and adults with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for more than 30 years. The advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, you will need to seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    Babesia microti in a Multiple Sclerosis patient

    Babesia microti in a Multiple Sclerosis patient

    I will be discussing findings from a 54-year-old male with a 12-year history of multiple sclerosis who was diagnosed with Babesia microti.

    This article was written by Haberli  and colleagues in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

    He failed treatment with 4 different disease modifying drugs ─ glatiramer acetate, natalizumab, dimethyl fumarate, and fingolimod.  He was lost to followup for 6 years.

    He was seen again 12 years after the onset of his multiple sclerosis. The doctor suspected a recurrence of his multiple sclerosis and treated him  with  another disease modifying drug  called Ocrevus™.

    He was hospitalized 4 months later for possible sepsis. He was diagnosed with Babesia.   He required 8 weeks of treatment. 

    There are two unanswered question.  Was the flareup of multiple sclerosis after 12 years due to Babesia.  Or was the severity of his Babesia due to taking an immunosuppressive agent Ocrevus™.

    1.         Haberli N, Coban H, Padam C, Montezuma-Rusca JM, Creed MA, Imitola J. Babesia microti infection in a patient with multiple sclerosis treated with ocrelizumab. Mult Scler Relat Disord.

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     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    • 10 min
    What does a Lyme disease rash look like?

    What does a Lyme disease rash look like?

    I will be discussing findings from a study which examined 271 Lyme disease patients with erythema migrans (EM) rashes.

    This article was written by Rebman and colleagues in the journal Infection.

    The authors concluded “Given that EM remains a clinical diagnosis, it is essential that both physicians and the general public are aware of its varied manifestations.”"

    1.         Rebman AW, Yang T, Mihm EA, et al. The presenting characteristics of erythema migrans vary by age, sex, duration, and body location. Infection. Mar 7 2021 .

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    How to Connect with Dr. Daniel Cameron:
    Check out his website: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Call his office: 914-666-4665Email him: DCameron@DanielCameronMD.com Send him a request:  https://danielcameronmd.com/contact-daniel-cameron-md/Like him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdanielcameron/Join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/danielcameronmd/Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDanielCameronSign up for his newsletter: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Subscribe and ring the bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielcameronmd/ Leave a review on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.We, of course, hope you’ll join the conversation, connect with us and other readers, ask questions, and share your insights.
     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    • 16 min
    B cell suppressive led to a delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease

    B cell suppressive led to a delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease

    I will be discussing a 20-year-old girl with a 3 year history of multiple sclerosis treated with B cell suppressive therapy . She was prescribed two biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD).

    This article was written by Sjowall and colleagues in the journal Frontiers in Neurology.

    She was initially prescribed tocilizumab, marketed in the US as Actemra.   Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody blocks signals from IL-6 receptors them, is a monoclonal antibody against the interleukin-6 receptor. Tocilizumab can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections.

    She was subsequently prescribed rituximab, sold under the brand name Rituxan, another B- cell treatment.

    She suffered for 6 months with knee arthritis and a persistent rash. Lyme disease was considered by dismissed at the Lyme disease tests were negative.

    She was finally treated 6 months after the fact with doxyc ycline.

    1.         Sjowall J, Xirotagaros G, Anderson CD, Sjowall C, Dahle C. Case Report: Borrelia-DNA Revealed the Cause of Arthritis and Dermatitis During Treatment With Rituximab. Front Neurol. 2021;12:645298 .

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    Check out his website: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Call his office: 914-666-4665Email him: DCameron@DanielCameronMD.com Send him a request:  https://danielcameronmd.com/contact-daniel-cameron-md/Like him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdanielcameron/Join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/danielcameronmd/Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDanielCameronSign up for his newsletter: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Subscribe and ring the bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielcameronmd/ Leave a review on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.We, of course, hope you’ll join the conversation, connect with us and other readers, ask questions, and share your insights.
     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    • 10 min
    What do Ebola, COVID-19, and Lyme disease have in common?

    What do Ebola, COVID-19, and Lyme disease have in common?

    I will be discussing two children ill with both Lyme disease and Mono.

    In this episode, I will be reviewing a topic that was recently featured in Vox Magazine by author Julia Belluz.1 The article, “Long COVID isn’t as unique as we thought” reviews some commonalities between patients with post-COVID-19 symptoms and those with other chronic illnesses.

     In her article, she describes the case of Dr. Craig Spencer, who experienced long-term symptoms after contracting Ebola in late 2014 while working with Doctors without Borders.

    Dr. Spencer explains, “Though the physical effects eventually faded, cognitive complications persist to this day.” These symptoms are “a subtle but noticeable difference in concentration and ability to form new memories.” He also has muscle and joint pain, along with fatigue.

    Ebola, COVID-19 and Lyme disease share the same chronic symptoms including fatigue, pain and cognitive issues.

    Dr. Spencer’s experience has “led him to join the growing chorus of health professionals, patient advocates, and researchers who argue we need to reframe how we think about coronavirus long-haulers.”   wrote the author.

    Trust me. It is a good read.

    1.         Long Covid isn’t as unique as we thought by Julia Belluz in Vox.    https://www.vox.com/22298751/long-term-side-effects-covid-19-hauler-symptoms     Last accessed 4/10/21. .
    2.         Lopez-Leon S, Wegman-Ostrosky T, Perelman C, et al. More than 50 Long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. medRxiv. Jan 30 2021;doi:10.1101/2021.01.27.21250617
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    How to Connect with Dr. Daniel Cameron:
    Check out his website: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Call his office: 914-666-4665Email him: DCameron@DanielCameronMD.com Send him a request:  https://danielcameronmd.com/contact-daniel-cameron-md/Like him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdanielcameron/Join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/danielcameronmd/Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDanielCameronSign up for his newsletter: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Subscribe and ring the bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielcameronmd/ Leave a review on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.We, of course, hope you’ll join the conversation, connect with us and other readers, ask questions, and share your insights.
     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    • 11 min
    Two children ill with both Lyme disease and Mono.

    Two children ill with both Lyme disease and Mono.

    I will be discussing two children ill with both Lyme disease and Mono. 

    This case was described by Koester  and colleagues  in the journal Clinical Medicine & Research.

    Mono and Lyme disease are common diseases.
     What happens when child living in an area endemic for Lyme disease has both conditions?

    These are not the first time patients with both mono and Lyme disease. Koester and colleagues described a study where 52 patients tested positive for Lyme disease and Mono.

    Koester and colleagues urged caution before dismissing a positive IgM western blot test and run the risk of treatment delays.
      Koester TM, Meece JK, Fritsche TR, Frost HM. Infectious Mononucleosis and Lyme Disease as Confounding Diagnoses: A Report of 2 Cases. Clin Med Res. 2018.. You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and YouTube. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with these cases.

    How to Connect with Dr. Daniel Cameron:
    Check out his website: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Call his office: 914-666-4665Email him: DCameron@DanielCameronMD.com Send him a request:  https://danielcameronmd.com/contact-daniel-cameron-md/Like him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdanielcameron/Join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/danielcameronmd/Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDanielCameronSign up for his newsletter: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Subscribe and ring the bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielcameronmd/ Leave a review on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.We, of course, hope you’ll join the conversation, connect with us and other readers, ask questions, and share your insights.
     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

    • 11 min
    Young child with a “false brain tumor” due to Lyme disease

    Young child with a “false brain tumor” due to Lyme disease

    I will be discussing a unique case involving a 9-year-old boy with a pseudotumor cerebri due to Lyme disease 

    This case was described by Ezequiel  and colleagues  in the journal BMJ Case Rep.  . 

    Pseudotumor cerebri means “false brain tumor” because its symptoms are similar to those caused by brain tumors. It's also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

    The boy was admitted to the hospital with “daily pulsatile frontotemporal headache, pallor, photophobia and phonophobia, without night awakening, vomiting or visual changes,”  wrote the authors

    The doctors initially suspected a pseudotumor cerebri .  The tests were negative.

    Instead, the doctors diagnosed Lyme disease by a spinal tap and blood tests.  He was prescribed 3 weeks of intravenous ceftriaxone.  His pseudotumor cerebri resolve.
    Jozefowicz-Korczynska M, Zamyslowska-Szmytke E, Piekarska A, Rosiak O. Vertigo and Severe Balance Instability as Symptoms of Lyme Disease-Literature Review and Case Report. Front Neurol. 2019 Nov 12;10:1172. You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and YouTube. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with these cases.
    How to Connect with Dr. Daniel Cameron:


    Check out his website: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Call his office: 914-666-4665Email him: DCameron@DanielCameronMD.com Send him a request:  https://danielcameronmd.com/contact-daniel-cameron-md/Like him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdanielcameron/Join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/danielcameronmd/Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrDanielCameronSign up for his newsletter: https://www.DanielCameronMD.com/Subscribe and ring the bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/danielcameronmd/ Leave a review on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.We, of course, hope you’ll join the conversation, connect with us and other readers, ask questions, and share your insights.
     Dr. Cameron is a Lyme disease expert and the author "Inside Lyme: An expert's guide to the science of Lyme disease." He has been treating adolescents and adults for more than 30 years.

    Please remember that the advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, then please seek that advice from an experienced professional.

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