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Inside Lyme Podcast with 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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

914-666-4665


Episodes

A 16-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease shared their experiences after contracting COVID-19

4/2/2022
These two cases highlight the findings from a COVID-19 & Lyme Survey Question: What is the clinical presentation of someone with a history of Lyme disease who have contracted a COVID-19 infection? Findings: This cross-sectional Survey reveals a high symptom burden in 1168 individuals with a history of Lyme Disease. The symptom burden was the highest for the 288 individuals with a history of Lyme disease and a COVID-19 infection. Nearly one in five individuals with a history of COVID-19 and...

Duration:00:14:22

28-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease describes side effects following her COVID-19 vaccine – a case discussion

4/2/2022
This case highlights the findings from a COVID-19 & Lyme Survey. HIGHLIGHTS Findings: This cross-sectional study reveals a high symptom burden in 1,168 individuals with a history of Lyme Disease. The GSQ-30 measure of symptom burden for 616 individuals with a history of Lyme disease who were vaccinated against COVID-19 was significantly lower than the symptom burden for the 552 who were not vaccinated. Here are are a few of the case of individuals with Lyme disease who described side...

Duration:00:10:48

Severity of Lyme disease without COVID-19

3/15/2022
Dr. Cameron describes five individuals who shared their experiences with Lyme disease without having had contracted COVID-19 or taking the COVID-19 vaccine at the time of completing the survey. Their experiences highlight the findings from a COVID-19 and Lyme Disease Survey of 1,168 individuals, ages 12 and older, all with a history of Lyme disease.

Duration:00:20:16

Soldier dismissed from active duty after failing Lyme disease treatment

2/20/2022
In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 21-year-old soldier who was dismissed from active duty after failing treatment for multiple illnesses including Lyme disease. The case was first described by Melanson and colleagues in a paper entitled “The Epistemic Fallacy: Unintended Consequences of Empirically Treating (Clinically Diagnosed) Chronic Lyme Disease in a Soldier.”1 “A 21-year-old, Division 1 student athlete patient presented with heart palpitations and frequent...

Duration:00:16:26

Lyme Disease: An under-diagnosed cause of Mono-Arthritis?

2/14/2022
In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 26-year-old man who was diagnosed with mono-arthritis after his clinical evaluation overlooked the possibility of Lyme disease.

Duration:00:11:43

80-year-old with Lyme encephalopathy instead of dementia

2/4/2022
“An 80-year-old patient was admitted to the hospital after a fall, and subsequently developed an acute confused state requiring transfer to a neuropsychiatric unit,” writes Karrasch and colleagues in the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. [1]

Duration:00:15:27

Anaplasmosis in the brain

1/25/2022
In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 64-year-old woman with central nervous system involvement of the brain. The case was first described by Mullholand and colleagues in the British Medical Journal in a paper entitled “Central nervous system involvement of anaplasmosis.” 1 A 64-year-old woman was hospitalized with a 24-hour history of confusion and lethargy. The following morning, her lethargy had worsened and she developed subjective fever, mild headache, nausea,...

Duration:00:13:52

Lumbar puncture helpful for diagnosing Lyme neuroborreliosis?

1/16/2022
Welcome to another Inside Lyme Podcast with your host Dr. Daniel Cameron. In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing a case which examines the diagnostic value of a lumbar puncture in Lyme neuroborreliosis. The case was first described by Portales-Castillo and colleagues in the journal Cureus in a paper entitled “To Lumbar Puncture or Not to Lumbar Puncture.” The authors presented a case of “early disseminated Lyme neuroborreliosis with manifestations of facial palsy and painful...

Duration:00:13:52

Tick bite leads to Guillain-Barre Syndrome

1/9/2022
Welcome to another Inside Lyme Podcast with your host Dr. Daniel Cameron. In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 71-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with Ehrlichia, a tick-borne illness but later developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Duration:00:18:00

COVID-Disease Survey: First findings, a discussion with Drs. Horowitz and Cameron

12/22/2021
Drs. Horowitz and Cameron review the first results of the Lyme disease and COVID-19 survey. We would appreciate your help in sharing your experience with Lyme disease during this pandemic even if you have not had COVID-19 or taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is the link to the Lyme disease and COVID-19 vaccine https://danielcameronmd.com/lyme-disease-covid-survey/ You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and YouTube. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with...

Duration:01:13:04

Bannwarth Syndrome in early Disseminated Lyme disease

12/9/2021
In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 66-year-old man with Bannwarth syndrome with urinary retention in early Lyme disease. “Physicians need to be aware of the rare neurological manifestations of [Lyme neuroborreliosis] … Prompt diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics can reduce unnecessary imaging, patient anxiety, and, most importantly, avert debilitating complications.” Omotosho and colleagues described this case in an article entitled “A Unique Case of...

Duration:00:10:16

Southern Tick-associated rash illness (STARI) and Lyme disease

12/9/2021
Dr. Daniel Cameron. In this episode, Dr. Cameron will be discussing the case of a 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI). The authors discuss the differences and similarities of STARI and Lyme disease: In their article “Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness: Florida’s Lyme Disease” Abdelmaseih and colleagues describe the woman’s case, highlighting the differences between STARI and Lyme disease.¹ You can hear more about these cases through...

Duration:00:10:16

Drs. Horowitz and Cameron on the COVID-19 vaccine for Lyme disease patients

8/31/2021
Drs. Horowitz and Cameron review the risks and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals with Lyme disease. We would appreciate your help in sharing your experience with Lyme disease during this pandemic even if you have not had COVID-19 or taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is the link to the Lyme disease and COVID-19 vaccine https://danielcameronmd.com/lyme-disease-covid-survey/ You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and YouTube. Sign up for our...

Duration:00:49:04

Lyme disease and COVID-19 Survey for children

8/31/2021
I discuss Lyme disease and COVID-19 in children. I would appreciate your help in having you child share their experience with Lyme disease during this pandemic even if they have not had COVID-19 or taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is the link to the Lyme disease and COVID-19 vaccine https://danielcameronmd.com/lyme-disease-covid-survey/ 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...

Duration:00:10:31

Abdominal pain, ileus and constipation due to Lyme disease

5/28/2021
I will be discussing the case of a 65-year-old woman with abdominal pain, ileus/pseudo-obstruction and constipation due to Lyme disease. This article was written by Zulfiqar and colleagues in the journal Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. The doctors initially hospitalized her for a suspected stroke based on her 7th nerve palsy, sometimes called Bell's Palsy. The brain CT and MRI were negative. They next suspected herpes zoster infection. She was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease...

Duration:00:07:52

Lyme disease symptoms in toddler attributed to child abuse

5/20/2021
I will be discussing a 4-year-old toddler with Lyme disease who was reported to the local County Social Services for Children and Youth. This article was written by Pan and colleagues in the journal Case Rep Orthop. He presented to his pediatrician with a swollen knee, potential forearm fracture and a bruise on his buttocks. He was placed in foster care. The doctors determined he had Lyme disease . He was returned to his home. 1. Pan T, Nasreddine A, Trivellas M, Hennrikus WL. Lyme...

Duration:00:07:26

Babesia microti in a Multiple Sclerosis patient

5/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:10:28

What does a Lyme disease rash look like?

5/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:16:27

B cell suppressive led to a delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease

4/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:10:12

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

4/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:11:22