Table of Contents
- Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) facts
- What is Lyme disease? What causes Lyme disease?
- What is the history of Lyme disease?
- What are risk factors for developing Lyme disease?
- What are Lyme disease symptoms and signs?
- What types of doctors treat Lyme disease?
- What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose Lyme disease?
- What are Lyme disease treatments? What is the prognosis of Lyme disease?
- What are complications of Lyme disease?
- Is it possible to prevent Lyme disease? Is there a Lyme disease vaccine?
- Where can people find more information about Lyme disease?
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) facts
- Lyme disease is an illness that is spread by bites from ticks infected by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii, or Borrelia garinii.
- Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, heart, and the nervous system.
- Lyme disease occurs in phases, with the early phase beginning at the site of the tick bite with an expanding ring of redness.
- Lyme disease is diagnosed based on the patient's clinical signs of illness and the detection of antibodies to the causative bacteria in the blood.
- Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
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