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what is the name of the bacteria that causes lyme disease

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: LD is spread by specific species of ticks if and only if they acquire the germ in their life cycle. In the US, Ixodes scapularis, the black legged ti ... Read More
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No: The total population of ticks in any grassy, wodded area could be in the millions. Several published studies on tick populations have shown 25-30% of ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial: Lime disease is caused by an infection with a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete. It is spread by the bite of a tick that has acquired ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lyme disease: Lyme is transmitted by a deer tick (ixodes) and infects with a bacterium known as borrelia burgdorferi.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO: Early lyme disease often causes symptoms such as fever (usually mild), fatigue, headache, muscle/joint pains, swollen glands & a bulls-eye rash starti ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lyme disease: It is a common symptom but is not always present.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very rarely: Muscle inflammation has been reported as a rare complication of Lyme. You other medical issues and therapies are a more likely cause.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not a clue: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You provide no info beyond a negative test result. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Diarrhea is not a common feature of lyme disease.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Borrelia bacteria: Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi.It is usually transmitted by deer ticks & the longer the tick is attached the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In the early stages, it can cause fever.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Specific: It is specific to Lyme disease is called Lyme Disease arthritis. It is not rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.

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