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Can A Tick Bite Cause Lupus Disease
Blood tests: Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, early testing is highly recommended. ...Read more
Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks. Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution ...Read more
I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?
I'm just wondering, if you get erythema migrans from a tick bite is it indicative of Lyme disease?
Possibly: That is one cause. There are others. ...Read more
Rash, flu symptom: There are a number of tick borne illnesses. To get lyme disease you would first have to be bitten by an infected tick in an area of the country with lyme disease. The early symptoms are a rash and sometimes fever, headache cold or flu like symptoms. This can be followed by other rashes, neurologic symptoms, joint swelling , joint pain, and cardiac ( heart) symptoms. ...Read more
Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?
Why this question?: You live in NY state. Do you travel? There are no venomous spiders where you live. Actual spider bites are rare in USA. Erroneous diagnoses of "spider bites" are very common. What kind of spider? If you heard that a pop musician died 2 years after a spider bite, consider this in the same category as alligators in sewers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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