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Doctor insights on: Tick Borne Varieties Of Neurological Disease

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Can tick borne illnesses (i.E.Lyme disease etc) cause disability?

Can tick borne illnesses (i.E.Lyme disease etc) cause disability?

Depends: Tick bite cancan be mild but if nevous system invoved might be lingering process sometime long term tetracck=line is needed and good diet and supportivetreatment can give real good recvery. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial 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

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I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

Tick bite: If you have the tick, it can be sent to a lab to test for any disease it might carry. If not just monitor for 20-30 days for any flu-like symptoms or rash at the site where you found the tick. If test is positive or you have symptoms or rash, you should be treated. ...Read more

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What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

What are tests for tick-borne illnesses?

Just that: Generally these test your blood for the presence of types of antibodies directed against the organisms carried by ticks. These are numerous and usually performed as a panel of tests, either in the hospital in your area or in a reference laboratory. ...Read more

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What is tick-borne encephilitis?

What is tick-borne encephilitis?

See below: It is when the tick-borne illness has progressed to affect the brain itself and the brain is irritated and inflamed. This is very dangerous and can be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tick-borne illness?

What are the symptoms of a tick-borne illness?

Any & every symptom!: The most common tick-borne illness is lyme disease, which is well-known to cause any & every symptom that a person can have! Other tick-borne illnesses like rocky mountain spotted fever, babesiosis and bartonella also cause a wide variety of symptoms. Still, the most common symptoms of tick-borne illness are fever & rash (especially at onset), joint pains, malaise, headache & fatigue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tick borne illness?

Tick born illnesses: Ticks may carry a number of different pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and protozoa) that can be transmitted to animals or humans. There is a comprehensive list of tick borne illnesses at: https://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/diseases/index. Html ...Read more

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If my dog has a tick borne illness and he bites me, am I at risk of catching it?

If my dog has a tick borne illness and he bites me, am I at risk of catching it?

Unlikely: Tick borne illnesses are transmitted by the bite of these arthropods carrying the organism and not by the teeth or saliva of your dog. You should be aware, however, that dog bites can transmit a variety of other infections. Why is your dog biting you? Accident or vicious? Has the dog been vaccinated for rabies? Is is current? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick-borne illness?

Depends on illness: Depending on what illness had been transmitted will determine which medicines would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)?  

What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)?  

Virus from tick bite: Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

What are the symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis?

Brain inflammation: Symptoms may include headache, altered ability to concentrate and focus, acute fatigue and a picture consistent with chronic fatigue and altered mental status. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tick borne encephalitis?

Disease carrier: The human body is pretty well protected. We can block disease agents by protective defenses in the nose, mouth, lungs, skin, gut. However, certain agents can get injected into us by insects. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are the more common carriers of disease agents that get injected. Once the agent gets into our blood stream it can go directly to the brain causing encephalitis. ...Read more

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How possible are teenagers to get really sick with tick-borne encephalitis?

How possible are teenagers to get really sick with tick-borne encephalitis?

Just as possible: As adults who contract the disease. Only a small portion of infected individuals become ill and of those only 20 percent go on to the second more severe phase of the disease. Tick born encephalitis is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. There is now a vaccine. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tick borne encephalitis?

Is there a cure for tick borne encephalitis?

Yes- yourself: There is no specific drug to treat tbe. It depends on the effectiveness your immune system ito clear the virus infection. Hospitalization and supportive care may be needed, based on the severity of the infection. Anti-inflammatory drugs, intubation and ventilatory support maybe used in specific situations. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

Tick Born Enceph.: Tick borne encepalitis (tbe) is treated supportively. There is no definitiive treatment.
Care may include hospitalization, supportive nutritional care, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids in select cases. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need a tick borne encephalitis jab if I am going to go to Europe?

Do you think I'll need a tick borne encephalitis jab if I am going to go to Europe?

Not available in US: If you'll be living & working in a high-risk area for a year or more, you may want to get the 3-dose series of vaccines over 6 months that are required, if available. Otherwise, use precautions against tick bites. ...Read more

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Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read more

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Can any tick-borne illness produce a rash similar to RMSF? Rash is my only symptom. Fading on doxy but still popping up in new spots here and ther

Can any tick-borne illness produce a rash similar to RMSF? Rash is my only symptom. Fading on doxy but still popping up in new spots here and ther

Tick borne illness: Many illnesses cause rash. Specifically talking about tick diseases in the United States, the other common rash causing tick diseases include anaplasmosis and ehlichiosis. Lyme disease can present with a rash but generally is not as diffuse as RMSF. Classic RMSF rash starts on the palms and feet/ankles moves in towards your chest. These diagnosis are confirmed with blood tests and/or rash biopsy. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Vaccine: Yes, the vaccine will afford you a degree of protection, otherwise not available ...Read more

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I was first diagnosed with tick borne encephalitis in 2009. Still get sick all the time. Now have brain damage as a result of the infection.?

Sorry to hear that: Unfortunately, encephalitis contracted from any source (ticks, mosquitos, etc.) can result in neurological dysfunction. If you were treated for the appropriate tick illness, there should not be any remaining infective agent, but it is possible that your immune system may be slightly disrupted. See you doctor for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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What r neurological diseases that cause musculaskeletal horrible pain. Please justify...?

What r neurological diseases that cause musculaskeletal horrible pain. Please justify...?

Trigger Points: Although trigger points are not really a neurological disease as such, they are the most common cause of severe musculoskeletal pain. One theory is that local inflammation irriates nerves in the area with substantial pain and spasm developing. If you suffer from these, they can be quite painful. ...Read more

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I need to know what is neurological disease-demyelinating disease? What are its symtoms?

I need to know what is neurological disease-demyelinating disease? What are its symtoms?

Demyelinating diseas: Refers to loss of myelin in the central/peripheral nervous system. In the CNS the most common cause is multiple sclerosis (ms). In the pns the most common cause is diabetes. Symptoms for CNS demyelination depend upon where the lesion is located- visual, motor, sensory...
In the pns, symptoms for demyelination include paresthesias, numbness, burning, weakness and usually starting in the legs. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite cause lupus disease?

Can a tick bite cause lupus disease?

Tick Bite: In north america, the following diseases are caused by tick bites:
lyme disease,
human granulocytic and monocytic, ehrlichiosis,
babesiosis,
relapsing fever,
rocky mountain spotted fever,
colorado tick fever,
tularemia,
q fever,
tick paralysis,
but not lupus. ...Read more

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Can lone star ticks carry Lyme disease?

Can lone star ticks carry Lyme disease?

Yes: And make U sick: Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read. I learned that ticks usually must be attached for at least 24 hours before there is risk of getting lyme, but not so for the lone star tick...In less than 24 hours of attachment you could get iinfected. The white spot on the tick is easy to see, so get to your md quickly. ...Read more

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Can I get Lyme disease from my tick bite?

Maybe: If you truly have lyme disease, an infection....It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick. It's important that many other types of ticks exist and bite...And do not cause lyme disease. ...Read more

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How likely is a tick to carry Lyme disease?

How likely is a tick to carry Lyme disease?

Depends...: On the kind of tick, the area where you are when fed upon and how long the tick has fed upon you. ...Read more

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Which are the ticks that carry Lyme disease?

Deer ticks & maybe..: The most common carriers of borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes lyme disease, are deer ticks (ixodes scapularis) and their cousin ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick). There is evidence lone star ticks may transmit it. Other ixodes species may carry it too, as may dog ticks and rocky mountain wood ticks. See http://www. Canlyme. Com/ticks. Html for more info on this. ...Read more

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What are some genetic neurological diseases?

What are some genetic neurological diseases?

All sorts, varies: This is a particularly broad question. There are diseases with a genetic predisposition, such as multiple sclerosis. There are diseases where some people have a genetic form and some have a sporadic form, i.e. Parkinson disease. Then there are diseases where if you have the gene, you will get the disease--huntington disease. There are varied inheritances for the different muscular dystrophies. ...Read more

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Does ring around tick bite always mean Lyme disease?

No: The bulls eye lesion clooks just like it says - a bullseye- central redness then a rim of clearing then a larger rim of redness. Just like a bulls eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease if a deer tick?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease if a deer tick?

Many symptoms...: If bitten by a deer tick one should watch carefully for symptoms. Look for a bulls-eye rash- if you have this you have lyme, but it only happens half the time. Other early symptoms are mild flu-like symptoms (headache. Aches, mild fever), then joint pains, fatigue, problems with memory & concentration and virtually any symptom in the world. Deer ticks may spread ehrlichia, babesia, bartonella etc. ...Read more

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What can be done for the neurological disease called nf?

What can be done for the neurological disease called nf?

NF 1, very briefly: Nf 1, from a mutation at chr. 17q11.2 has highly variable medical & neurodevelopmental manifestations. Nerve tumors form on/under skin, in brain & other areas of nervous system, & other parts of body. Genetics, neuro, psychology, development, tumor. Eye specialists & surgeons are some drs. Who help patients with nf. Learning disorders & adhd often occur. Www. Ctf. Org has complete info & resources. ...Read more

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Tick bite not Lyme disease that won't heal, what do I do?

See below: Sounds like you need to see doctor for an exam to make certain nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What are common tick bite and Lyme disease risk/symptoms?

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

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What is the mechanism by which ticks get Lyme and other diseases?

See details: White tail deer are the reservoir for lyme disease. Ticks get it from the deer and transmit it to humans. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be transmitted any way other then through ticks?

Can Lyme disease be transmitted any way other then through ticks?

No: Despite what so-called lyme experts may say, there has never been confirmed evidence of human to human transmission either through saliva, semen or blood transfusions. ...Read more