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Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?

Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?

See below:: Risk of lyme disease: northeast, from maine to northern virginia; upper midwest, including most of wisconsin, northern minnesota and a sliver of northern illinois. "emerging risk" regions: illinois-indiana border, the new york-vermont border, southwestern michigan & eastern n. Dakota. Ehrlichosis: southeastern & south-central United States, from the eastern seaboard to texas.

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician.

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What are the stages of Lyme disease?

What are the stages of Lyme disease?

Different stages: You can have the rash called erythema chronicum migrans after the tick bite. This is the intiial acute infection and characteristic rash If it is not detected then it can incubate in your body and cause later sequela such as arthritis adn other systems can be invovled. There are blood tests that can be done to help clarify the diagnosis. Your physician can test for Borrelia Burgdoreri.

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Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Controversial: Most doctors believe that lyme disease can be cured by antibiotics. There are some who think that lyme can evolve into a chronic state, but this is controversial. Most treatments advertised for "chronic lyme disease" have little if any evidence to back them up.

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What to do if I may have Lyme disease?

See a doctor: See a doctor, have appropriate lab tests done and start antibiotic therapy if it is indicated.

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Pain, fatigue and...: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory/concentration/word finding & blurred vision. Neurological sxs can mimic MS & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs.

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What r symptoms if u have Lyme disease?

What r symptoms if u have Lyme disease?

Flu-like with rash: Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/lyme/.

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What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme disease they will also help you determine what it is that's ailing you. If you've already been diagnosed then you can be treated by your primary doctor or an infectious disease specialist.

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What occurs if Lyme disease was left uncured?

See details: One could develop cardiac, neurologic or arthritic complications.

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What are the chances of getting Lyme disease?

Depends: That depends on the chances of getting bitten by a deer tick, which in turn depends on where you live, whether you're spending much time outdoors in places with ticks, and what you're doing and wearing while you're there.

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What is Lyme disease and can you die from it?

An infection: Lyme disease is a rickettsial infection caused by a tick bite that spreads the Lyme organism into the human host. It's most common features include skin joint and nerve involvement. Cardigan involvement with irregular rhythm can also occur. This could potentially be life threatening

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What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements.

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What are signs of Lyme disease and how bad is it?

Bulls eye rash: One of the earliest signs that lyme disease has been contracted is a rash that has clearing in the center, or appears as a ring. In this case getting treatment quickly should result in a shorter course of treatment. Symptoms of chronic lyme are: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, confusion or brain fog, joint pain & stiffness, tingling & numbness, weakness and many more symptoms that tend to come & go.

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How could you tell whether someone has Lyme disease?

Lymes Disease: There is the classic bulls eye or target lesion rash that is the earliest sign but is often missed. Otherwise there are other laboratory evaluations that can be done to determine if an acute lyme infection is active.

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Is there a Lyme disease test?

Is there a Lyme disease test?

Yes: There are blood and cerbrospinal fluid tests that can be done to aid in the diagnosis of lyme disease. They must be interpreted carefully by experienced clinicians.

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Lyme disease life threatening?

Rarely: If properly diagnosed and treated, good results. If diagnosis of lyme is incorrect, there is damage from that inappropriate treatment and from not making the correct diagnosisl.

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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/lyme/prev/on_people. Html.

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Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells) and that the level often increases as patents improve. However, not all lyme patients have low cd57 counts. A low cd57 may be supportive of a lyme diagnosis but a high level in no way rules it out. See my comment for more info:.

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more