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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease may recur in 2 ways. It can be very difficult to fully eliminate, so even if someone has been successfully treated, the borrelia bacteri ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: One can be reinfected.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, you could: Yes, you could.
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doc ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Not just Lyme: Avoid being "lyme-centric"! depending on geography, there are several other tick borne diseases ( e.g. Anaplasmosis, babesia, human monocytic or granu ... Read More
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Yes: Usually need treatment with antibiotics
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Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not if untreated.: Untreated Lyme disease can progress to have cardiac (heart) and neurologic (brain and nerves) complications. If left untreated too long some damage ca ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species wit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
11 years experience Environmental Health
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Tick Bite: As grose as it gets, this germ is passed to someone during the processs of being fed on by an infected tick. The tick caries the germ & during the blo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lyme: Caused by a spiral bacteria (borrelia burgdorferi), symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash called erythema migrans which expands out like a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Many areas: If left untreated it can effect several areas including the heart, brain, peripheral nerves, skin, muscles and joints.

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