tickAnswers for Chronic Fatiguing/Musculoskeletal Illness 

 Presented by Richard Horowitz, MD

The vast majorities of patients have gone undiagnosed with Lyme Disease for long periods of time because of lack of awareness of the clinical presentation of Lyme disease, associated tick-borne co-infections and overlapping factors keeping patients ill. MSIDS (Multiple-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome) would better define these patients with Lyme disease and multiple co-infections who present with symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, sleep disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms with cognitive dysfunction, and a host of other relapsing/remitting symptoms, where the etiology of the patient’s fatigue and multisystemic symptoms has not been able to be properly diagnosed and treated. This is in part due to the insensitivity of available blood tests and confusion among physicians regarding competing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder. It is also due to overlapping factors keeping these patients ill, that are not usually considered in the differential diagnosis. Learn a diagnostic and treatment model for Lyme-MSIDS as a 16 point map during this recorded presentation and gain a broad understanding of how to approach these patients with complex presentations.

Discover the clinical presentation of Lyme Disease and associated co-infections, and how to make a clinical and laboratory diagnosis. Study the extensive scientific references discussing diagnosis and treatment on different tick borne infections causing fatigue and musculoskeletal pain syndromes including bacterial infections such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, RMSF, Typhus, Tularemia, Q-Fever, Brucellosis, Tick paralysis, STARI, B. miyamotoi and other new borrelia species. Tick-borne parasitic diseases such as Babesiosis and other piroplasms, and the expanding number of new viral infections are being found in ticks, including the Heartland virus, Powassan encephalitis and other viral encephalopathies; learn to identify the differences as well as the classical medical treatments for each infection, including side effects, drug interactions, and laboratory follow-up.