About the Authors

Peter Novak

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

pnovak2@bwh.harvard.edu

Affiliation Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Donna Felsenstein

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Charlotte Mao

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nadlyne R. Octavien

Roles Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nevena Zubcevik

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Resources, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: Dr. Novak is advisor - independent Contractor for Dysimmune Diseases Foundation. Dr. Novak received speaker’s honoraria from KabaFusion. All other authors report no disclosures. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.