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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Is it possible for someone to have lyme disease and be misdiagnosed with ALS?
I don`t know how the diagnosis of ALS was made. If you think Lyme disease is a possibility, you can ask your doctor whether or not specific tests should be done, such as Lyme antibodies in blood and cerebrospinal fluid and Lyme PCR in spinal fluid.
Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati