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What causes Lyme disease?

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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.
Answered on Jun 22, 2014
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Often people with Lyme disease do not recall getting a tick bite. The most common reason for this is that the nymph tick (pre-adult) is as small as the head of a pin and when attached is often invisible. Often, people do not get the classic "Bull's eye rash" which is a classic diagnostic sign.
Jan 9, 2013

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