Acronyms Summary

September 28, 2013

Lyme specialists and patients alike have adopted a set of clinical care acronyms. Please see below for a listing:

AGE – advanced glycation end product

ALCAT – Antibody leukocyte cellular antibody test

APFED – American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

BAT Р basophil activation test

Bb – Borrelia burgdorferi

BH4 – tetrahydrobiopterin

CFGF – Casein free gluten free

DBPCFC – double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges

FL1953 – Fry Labs 1953 (previously unreported microbe now referred to as Protomyxzoa Rheumatica)

G6PD – glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

GHA – global hyperactivity aggregate

GST – glutathione S-transferase

LDN – low dose naltrexone

LLMD – lyme literate medical doctor

LLNP– lyme literate nurse practitioner

MCS – multiple chemical sensitivity

MHC – major histocompatibility complex

MSG – monosodium glutamate

ND – naturopathic doctor

NMDA – N-methyl d-aspartate

NP – nurse practitioner

PICC – peripherally inserted central catheter

PR – protomyxzoa rheumatica

RBC – red blood cell

RMSF – Rocky Mountain spotted fever

SOD – superoxide dismutase

SPT – skin prick test

TRP – transient receptor potential

WBC – white blood cell