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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in 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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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, you could: Yes, you could.
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Yes: Usually need treatment with antibiotics
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Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience in 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 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in 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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