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which form of bacteria causes lyme disease rickettsia staphylococci or spirochetes

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
46 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
17 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 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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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
29 years experience Neurology
Lyme's disease: Although the answer is "possible" you do not want to fall into the habit of blaming all symptoms to this condition. Always check with your physician ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes, it could: Lyme disease effects human body with prominent neurological involvement. The patient may manifest the following flu-like symptoms with joints pain, mu ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, ove ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbala ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: The organism is borrelia burgdorferi which is a spirokete and a bacteria. It was named for the person who discovered it.

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