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Infectious Diseases

Lyme

10/27/2005

Question:

Sir, can you have a positive CSF lyme, yet a negative blood titer?

Answer:

Testing for Lyme is always problematic and can give all sorts of results. Therefore, It should be possible to have the tests you describe. Interpreting the results is the really complex issue.

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Response by:

Gary   Roselle, MD Gary Roselle, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati