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Could my joint pains be lyme disease? how would i tell?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Eamination and labs: Your physican can do an examiantion and laboratory testing to make the correct diagnosis. Since lyme is an infectious disease you may need to see a infectious disese specialist. If the joint pains are due to another reason then the rheumatologist can guide your physician in both the diagnosis and therapy.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Le t us see: The signs and symptoms of lyme disease are variable, usually involving more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often. Those are the tests to find out if you have lyme disease. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) test. Western blot test. Polymerase chain reaction (pcr). Good luck and thankn you.

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