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Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.

Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.

Lyme disease: Lyme disease especially when chronic may affect the heart. Patients can also have neurologic involvement such as a facial nerve or facial droop. Patient is may develop a chronic arthritis. It is reassuring that the test for rheumatoid arthritis is negative. There are newer tests that may be used to rule out any rheumatologic condition. I recommend that you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Can tendonitis cause Lyme nodes in the groin to swell?

Can tendonitis cause Lyme nodes in the groin to swell?

See your PCP: For evaluation and consultation. It could be the lymph nodes, inguinal hernia or other pathology. It is critical to differentiate between an inguinal hernia and other conditions that may present with similar signs. The visit to your doctor is important. ...Read more

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I had LYME 8 yrs falsely diagnosis w/CFS. Treated w/a yr of ABX. During & after I sweat more in groin area and it smells of ammonia! Like I need deodorant!??

Lyme disease: Chronic Lyme disease, assuming it really exists, has never been shown to be responsive to antibiotic treatment although many doctors will place patients on this therapy. Your ammonia smell needs to be investigated further but has nothing to do with Lyme disease. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot. ...Read more

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How was lyme disease discovered?

How was lyme disease discovered?

Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless, that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease prevalent in the us?

YES: No one knows for sure how many people in the US have lyme disease; one estimate I have seen is 115, 000 but the number is likely much higher. The CDC says there are about 27, 000 new cases a year but estimates only 1 in 10 are reported, so the CDC estimate is 270, 000 new cases per year. Some Lyme experts feel only 1 in 25 cases are reported, which would mean nearly 700, 000 new cases a year. See comment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (advanced)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What months are heaviest for Lyme disease?

See details: When the ticks are most active. The warm weather months. ...Read more

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What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

Lots: Systemic effects of the muscle, joints, heart, central nervous system can get involved. ...Read more

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Are the neufologic symptoms the same for Miller Fisher and for Lyme?

Can be: Miller Fisher is a variant of Guilian-Barre syndrome with paralysis of eye muscles, ataxia and areflexia. G-B syndrome follows an infection, usually a virus, but could be mimiced by central nervous system Lyme disease which is a late and somewhat rare event. The cerebral spinal protein is often elevated in G-B syndrome. The antecedent clinical picture is important in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

Constellation: Lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. Heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

?: Please restate question. I am not sure what you mean by confondible. Lyme disease is a tick borne infection. Miller fisher disease is a rare neurologic disorder. Both can have neurologic symptoms. I hope this helps you. If not please ask again ...Read more

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Lyme IgG test. 91 is this high?

Lyme testing: Results vary from lab to lab. If the elisa assay is positive it needs western blot confirmation. You need to discuss this with the doctor who ordered the test. Results will also vary with the time at which you were tested. ...Read more

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Can infertility occur if bitten by lyme?

No: While lyme disease can affect many organ systems it does not affect fertility. ...Read more

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What is Lyme arthritis?

What is Lyme arthritis?

Infectious arthritis: Lyme disease is due to a cerain bacteria that is carried by a certain kind of tick and was discovered in lyme, connecticut. It is a serious form of arthritis. If you have a concern, see your pcp, a rheumatologist or and infectious disease doctor and get worked up. ...Read more

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Knot on back of head, is it lyme?

Unlikely: Not unless the knot includes an imbedded deer tick. ...Read more

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Is zithromax good for Lyme disease?

Is zithromax good for Lyme disease?

Yes.: . It may do well. Irrespective, you should be on a 3 month course of doxycline 100 mg bid, which is both the cdc 's recommended therapy for all stages of lyme disease. ...Read more

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Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

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 more

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Ringworm or Lyme disease, how can I tell?

Ringworm or Lyme disease, how can I tell?

See a doctor: You really can't. You are best seeing a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is meningitis from Lyme disease contagious?

Both rare: Lyme is from an agent acquired from tick bite. The bite causes a local irritation and then progresses to a more total body invilvement, . Meningitis is very rare. The tick can infect others, but the sick patient is not contagious. ...Read more

Groin Pain (Definition)

Groin pain refers to discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more