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HLA-DR Haplotype Details



16-5-51 



16-5-51 - Post Lyme Syndrome
 
With regard to biotoxin susceptibility it is reported that this haplotype is statistically correlated with an increased incidence of chronic persistent lyme disease1. Importantly, possessing this haplotype does not mean that you have lyme disease. Rather it means only that you may be at an increased risk of developing persistent lyme disease should you initially develop lyme disease by traditional means, such as being bitten by a tick. It has been said that the immune system of those with this haplotype may be unable or less able to properly identify and elimiate toxins associated with lyme disease2, specifically those produced by bacteria of the Borrelia type.



References
1.  Surviving Mold, by Ritchie C. Shoemaker
2.  The Genetics of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Biotoxins, by Dr. David Ou - http://www.drdaveou.com/blog/?p=406