As medical professionals around the world deal with the aftermath of a global pandemic, researchers and clinicians alike are finding striking similarities between COVID and many complex chronic illnesses. One illness that has particularly interesting overlap with COVID is Lyme disease.
In this fascinating lecture, Dr. Myriah Hinchey discusses the precise cytokine cascades that are impacted by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the main culprit behind Lyme disease. Nearly all of these cytokine cascades are also impacted by COVID infection in the same manner.
Because of the nearly identical immune response to both Lyme and COVID, clinicians around the globe are seeing COVID-triggered flares in long-resolved Lyme patients.
This lecture helps clinicians understand why COVID may exacerbate Lyme symptoms in patients in remission, and presents a concrete plan of action for naturopathic management in these cases.
With a thorough review of the biochemistry of Lyme and COVID infection and selected case studies, Dr. Hinchey provides attendees with the tools necessary to appropriately assess and manage confusing and complicated cases of Lyme/COVID infection.