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is a doctor able treat you for lyme disease if the testing is negative but there are symptoms of lyme and a tick bite 20 years ago?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lyme disease: If testing is truly negative then no reason to treat.
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

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