Co-infections

 Ticks can carry multiple infectious organisms. Borrelia and the following organisms can be transmitted through the same tick bite. They are known as co-infections. While Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)  is the most common vector-borne illness in the USA, these other tick borne diseases are increasingly being reported:

ANAPLASMA

BABESIA

BARTONELLA

COLORADO TICK FEVER

EHRLICHIA

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

TULAREMIA


Chart from: https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/co-infections/other-co-infections/

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Chart credit of https://www.growing-hope.com/learn-about-lyme.php 

The following are not true co-infections (carried by the tick) however many people who contract Lyme disease also contract or experience one or more of the following due to systemic inflammation or lack of immunity caused by the Lyme infection:

Mycoplasma

EBV

HHV6

Cytomegalovirus

Pyroluria

Candida

Parasitic Infections

PANS PANDAS

Adrenal fatigue

Hypothyroidism

Mold Intolerence

Metal Toxicity 

Food allergies

Alzheimers and dementia


'Stop the Lyme Lies' has lots of information on co-infections

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