Sam Shor’s paper on CFS and Seronegative Lyme

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Dr. Shor did an elegant study that suggests that some patients, who fit the Center for Disease control criteria for Chronic Fatigue syndrome, have seronegative Lyme disease. This means the patient do not meet the Center for Disease control criteria for Lyme disease, but have other criteria suggesting that they have Borrelia infection. The criteria Dr. Shor found, that correlated with improvement in symptoms with antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease in CFS patients, included specific antibody banding on Western blot to Borrelia burgdorferi, low CD57 natural killer cell subset and or PCR positive testing for Borrelia burgdorferi. Read his peer reviewed article.