Introduction: Lyme disease


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Lyme disease: Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites. There are a variety of symptoms of Lyme disease including a skin rash around the tick bite and various later general symptoms such as fever, fatigue and many other possible symptoms. Lyme disease can also affect the joints, central nervous system, and the heart. Method of treatment for Lyme disease is usually by various antibiotics.

Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose, especially if the characteristic skin rash around the tick bite is absent. Lyme disease is one of a group of conditions with vague symptoms such as fatigue, aches, or malaise. In mild cases, people may not even seek medical advice unless symptoms become more severe. Lyme disease it may need to be distinguished from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, depression, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, or various other conditions. If the main symptoms are joint symptoms, then various other causes of arthritis need to be considered.

Lyme disease: Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. It may cause a number of medical conditions. The disorder is often hard to diagnose because its symptoms and signs mimic those of many other diseases. 1

Researching symptoms of Lyme disease: Further information about the symptoms of Lyme disease is available including a list of symptoms of Lyme disease, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Lyme disease, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Lyme disease: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Lyme disease, underlying causes of Lyme disease (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Lyme disease: Various information is available about treatments available for Lyme disease, prevention of Lyme disease, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Lyme disease: Research more detailed information about the causes of Lyme disease, other possibly hidden causes of Lyme disease, or other general information about Lyme disease.

Statistics and Lyme disease: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Lyme disease, prevalence and incidence statistics for Lyme disease, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Neurological Sequelae Of Lyme Disease Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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