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Were you looking for information about Lyme Disease? Lime desease is a common misspelling of Lyme disease.
 
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. It is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected black-legged ticks. Among the symptoms of this disease are headache, fatigue, and a fever.
 
A healthcare provider will make a diagnosis based on symptoms, physical findings (rash, for example), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. While laboratory testing is helpful in the disease's later stages, it is not generally recommended when a patient has the characteristic rash referred to as "erythema migrans." Lyme disease can usually be treated by taking prescribed antibiotics for a few weeks.
  
(Click Lyme Disease to read the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more detail about how a diagnosis is made, how to find out more about testing individual ticks for the disease, and what can happen if the disease is left untreated. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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