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long term effects of lyme disease

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Neuroborreliosis: Cranial Nerve Palsies and Peripheral Neuropathy Sensory Radiculoneuritis , Uveitis, Optic Neuritis rarely Meningoencephaliis!

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Highly variable: Some with untreated lyme disease have minimal or no symptoms- a healthy person with a strong immune system can co-exist with it. Others can have devas ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lyme diasease: Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi, carried primarily by deer tick. If untreated, the infection can ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist as he/she can examine your hair and scalp and determine the type of hair loss you are experiencing and whether it will regrow.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Variable: While the length of time the bullseye may last it is usually fairly transient and is gone within 7-10 days at most.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many years: I have had patients who, based on their history, were likely exposed to lyme many years prior to becoming symptomatic, with their symptoms coming on ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many sxs/until cured: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue.It of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiza Estrup
45 years experience Rheumatology
Reappear many years : Early symptoms of lyme may be a rash followed by arthralgias then joint problems and eventually CNS symptoms of headaches and cardiac involvement.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly never...: Antibiotics in adequate doses usually cure Lyme if started within a week or 2, but are seldom curative when you've been infected for 7 months. Unfortu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends of the stage of the disease and the specific area of the body affected. Primary disease will usually resolve in about 2 weeks.
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