The following is an excerpt Dr. Mozayeni wrote from our book Lyme Savvy: Treatment Insights for Lyme Patients and Practitioners
I think when Borrelia is present, it tends to be associated with joint pain and sometimes joint swelling because the lining of the joints is very vascular; it is getting its nourishment from the vessels of connective tissue. The lining itself of the joints is the synovium and the synovial tissue is highly vascular. That is why there is a lot of action and a lot of symptoms related to synovial inflammation with all of these chronic infections, Bartonella and Protozoa included.
Given this new perspective, the question then becomes: How does this realization shift the diagnostic and therapeutic emphasis?
You have to look at Bartonella with the best available test.
You have to look at the Protozoa with the best available test, and
You have to understand – It is a far stronger form of evidence when you have molecular proof of these infections using these new tests than having a few antibody bands on a Western blot.
We need to use molecular tests to succeed more with our therapies.