Complications of Lyme disease


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About complications: Complications of Lyme disease are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Lyme disease. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Lyme disease and complications of Lyme disease is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Lyme disease: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Lyme disease includes:

Complications of Lyme disease: Relapse and incomplete treatment responses occur. Complications of untreated early-stage disease include: 40%-60% joint disease; 15%-20% neurologic disease; 8% carditis; and 10% or more are hospitalized, some with chronic debilitating conditions. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts About Lyme Disease: CDC-OC

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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