Dominant co-infection – Mycoplasma

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The immune system gives priority and focuses on the microorganism that it currently perceives as the most dangerous for the body. Mycoplasma occurs in almost every single person with Lyme disease. It is very small and that is why some scientists believe that it is actually a cross between a virus and bacteria. It can accumulate on the endothelial lining (which consists of cells that line the blood and lymphatic vessels). It causes chronic inflammation and penetrating pain.

This means that people with prevalent mycoplasma infections may suffer from persistent migraines. The infection irritates the vascular system in the brain, causes inflammation of the intestines, creates problems with the respiratory system. Microbes, when they are active, attack the endothelial lining of the intestines and lungs. They often appear in the bladder. Interstitial cystitis is more often the cause of mycoplasma infection than bartonella.

Mycoplasma can cause a small cough that occurs when a person takes a deep breath or laughs. People with Mycoplasma feel a little out of breath and may have mild inflammation in the lungs. Mycoplasma irritates the throat and causes slight inflammation. It also penetrates deep into the body affecting the joints, connective tissue and cartilage. A rare and aggressive form of this infection can cause symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and cause severe swelling of the joints and deformations. Often the joints suddenly become stiff and sore.

Some German researchers believe that mycoplasma occurs in all people, but in a mild form and is one of the trillions of bacteria that colonize the body. However, when the immune system fails, the bacterium mutates into a pathogenic form and begins to inflame and nibble us. Borrelia causes fatigue, but mycoplasma does it at a definitely higher level.

Mycoplasma does not attack the brain and nervous system in the same way as other infections, but it can also be there. It favors the infection of cells that line various parts of the body. Typical sites for infection include nasal passages, sinuses, lungs, gastrointestinal mucosa, genital tract, vesicles within the brain and synovium of the joints. They usually also infect white blood cells, red blood cells and brain tissue. Different strains have preferences for certain tissues, but all mycoplasma species have the ability to infect any type of tissue and all organ systems.

Mycoplasma does not pose a direct threat to life, like in the case of some other co-infections. At first the immune system will always protect the brain at all costs, which is why the body rarely concentrates in the initial phase of this infection. Active mycoplasma does not cause cognitive problems like babesia or bartonella. Mycoplasma likes to nest in the layer of skin fascia, which is located directly under the upper layer of the skin. So people with mycoplasma are hypersensitive to touch. In addition, this infection causes many unusual rashes, and sometimes erythema multiforme.

Genital mycoplasma is associated with prostate inflammation, kidney infection, pelvic inflammation, cervical infection and infertility. The genital area is the entry point for mycoplasma and can lead to systemic infections. The bacterium also infects white blood cells. After entering the white blood cell it can be transferred to all parts of the body and infect various tissues and organs. Mycoplasma often infects the synovial joints (lining protecting the joint). 90% of people with a positive rheumatoid arthritis test have mycoplasma in the synovial fluid.

Mycoplasma destroys fats from the myelin sheath covering the nervous tissue. It was associated with multiple sclerosis, ALS and Parkinson’s disease. Mycoplasma is a great candidate explaining autoimmunity. It stimulates the host’s immune system, hiding inside the cells. It is associated with many autoimmune diseases. Haemolytic anemia, intravascular coagulation, aplastic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombosis and Raynaud’s phenomenon may occur in the blood count. Vasculitis is common.

Mycoplasma causes vision problems. It induces conjunctivitis, uveitis, neuropathy of the optic nerve, retinitis, iritis, muscular dystrophy of the eyeball, swelling of the optical disk and sometimes loss of vision. Mycoplasma also does not avoid the heart. Up to 10% of patients suffer from endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis, Kawasaki disease and / or temporary arteritis. The effect of mycoplasma on the body is much more complex than it was previously thought. These organisms were thought to have caused mainly pneumonia and urinary tract infections, but it is clear that mycoplasma can cause systemic inflammation and may be the cause of various chronic diseases.

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