A 26-year-old female asked:
How does Lyme disease attack?
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Dr. Martin Raff answered
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 snakem leaving a pale center. If untreated, infection can spread to joints, heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
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