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Lyme Desease

Were you looking for information about Lyme Disease? Lyme 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. A few symptoms of this disease include fatigue, headache, and a characteristic skin rash called "erythema migrans."
 
The disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (rash, for example), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Laboratory testing is helpful in the later stages of disease but is not generally recommended when a patient has the characteristic erythema migrans rash. Lyme disease can usually be treated by taking prescribed antibiotics for a few weeks. Among the steps you can take to prevent it include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and using pest management. It's important to treat this disease promptly, as leaving it untreated can cause the infection to spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
  
(Click Lyme Disease for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides information on Lyme disease diagnosis and the usefulness of testing individual ticks for Lyme disease. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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