Borrelia detection using microscopy

For many years, Lyme patients have described online how they observe Borrelia spirochetes and other Bb life forms in their blood using a simple microscope with dark field illumination. These are often patients who remain sick, despite ‘adequate’ antibiotic treatment and while serologic Lyme tests declare them ‘healthy’. Despite differences in location, technology and circumstances, the microscopy descriptions often demonstrate similar results. ‘Experts’ state that it is virtually impossible to detect Borrelia in blood, especially when someone has been ‘sufficiently’ treated. But there has not been any solid research into this phenomenon by official Lyme ‘experts’. In an open source article, two researchers from the University of Oslo now describe the method used and their observations, and a hypothesis to explain what was seen. These observations urgently call for further investigation, because they are disturbing and completely contrary to the official view on Lyme. This could potentially lead to a viable technique for diagnosing Lyme disease, one that is not hindered by the many limitations of common serology.

It is not easy to determine whether something which looks like a spirochete under the microscope is actually a Borrelia and not a different organism or for example a fragment of a blood cell. In evolutionary terms, certain structures in our cells possibly come from spirochetes, which complicates distinguishing between a Borrelia and native body material; but good scientists should consider this a nice challenge. Blood microscopy is contentious among official Lyme researchers, partly because of the similarity with ‘live blood analysis’ in the alternative sector, but perhaps also because they do not like the results? As we know, Lyme ‘experts’ only carry out research that might confirm their own opinion… N.H.

A simple method for the detection of live Borrelia spirochaetes in human blood using classical microscopy techniques (PDF)

Published  March, 2013

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