Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia Burgdoferi is the fastest growing epidemic in the world. In US alone, an estimated 18 million people are stricken with this chronic infection and most are unaware of its presence in their system. Majority of the chronically ill have Borrelia Burgfoferi (Bb) infection as the main contributing factor in their disease process. People with fibromyalgia, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, scleroderma, IBS, alzheimer’s disease, bell’s palsy, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, parkinson’s disease, depression, tinnitus, vertigo, sciatica, periodontal disease to name a few are actually misdiagnosed. These conditions often have Bb as their causative agent.
Children suffering from autism and autism related spectrum disorders are often found to have lyme disease or chronic borreliosis. Approximately, 30% of autistic children have positive laboratory tests for chronic borreliosis. Autism is now regarded as being reversible and curable because once the Bb infection is treated, the symptoms of autism resolve dramatically, sometimes within a few days.
A recent epidemiological study has demonstrated states and areas in US with highly reported Lyme disease correlate directely to the areas and states with high occurrence of Autism.