Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD

Diagnostic Test Specialist
Dr. Armin Schwarzbach, Medical Doctor and Specialist for Laboratory Medicine, founder of ArminLabs, has been at the forefront of tick-borne research for more than 20 years and is an expert in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. He is an Advisory Board member of AONM London, England, and Board Member of the German Borreliosis Society and Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and has served as an expert on advisory committees on Lyme Disease in Australia, Canada, Ireland, France, England, Sweden and Germany.


Complexities of Lab Testing in Chronic Infections in the Focus of Autoimmune Disorders

Multiple infections can be associated with autoimmune disorders, which will be demonstrated by different evidence based literature information and case reports.

Little is known about autoimmune disorders in correlation with multiple chronic infections.

There are some known correlations of isolated virus or bacterial infections including tick-borne diseases with Borrelia burgdorferi and coinfections in autoimmune and degenerative disorders already. We will show different pathogens in correlation with autoimmune disorders. Chronic infections like Epstein Barr Virus or Cytomegalovirus can be diagnosed by modern cellular immune tests like EBV- or CMV lytic antigen in the Interferon Gamma Release Assays.

Additionally, molecular mimicry of some pathogens is known to be the reason for some degenerative and autoimmune disorders. This can be find out for example by modern laboratory tests like Lymphocyte Function Antigen 1 in the Borrelia burgdorferi Interferon Gamma Release Assay.

There is an important need to check patients with different autoimmune disorders for pathogens, especially bacteria and viruses. Therefore modern laboratory tests like Interferon Gamma Release Assays are necessary to find out about active infections.

Laboratory test complexities of multiple chronic infections play an important role in autoimmune disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Hashimoto┬┤s and other unexplained syndromes like Fibromyalgia, Parkinsonism, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer

Consequently therapists need to know, if there will be pathogens active in different types of cancer with autoimmune disorders and unexplained syndromes in the differentials to decide for the best integrative treatment options.

Friday, November 13, 2020