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What Is Lyme Borrelia Tillae
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
Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & probably sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are all...: Infections that are transmitted to humans by the bite of a tick. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could bartonella cause demyielination lession by itself without having Lyme too?Did lots Lyme wb tests and are negative.Just bartonella is present
Might have Lyme: Bartonella can cause many neurological symptoms; i don't know if it causes demyelinating lesions. However, 20-30% of those with lyme do not show positive WB tests, so negative tests do not rule out lyme. Did your WB test the 31 & 34 bands? If not get one that does (igenex). The WB measures immune response. Those most ill may be negative. Taking anti-lyme herbs/antibiotics may turn the WB positive. ...Read more
No: Lyme is a disease that is spread by the bites of tics to humans. The only way to prevent lyme disease is to use proper insect repellant ( with deet ) to avoid getting bitten by the tics. If you are in wooded areas or areas where lyme is prevalent, make sure when you get home you check yourself and all others in your family for tics embedded in your skin. Remove them as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Syphilis blood test: It's just a blood test for syphilis. (Without meaing to sound critical, this sounds like a question from a century ago!) The Wassermann test was the first blood test to diagnose syphilis. It lives on in the form of the VDRL and RPR tests. The Wasserman test itself has not been used for over 80 years. ...Read more
West nile virus: West nile virus - is a mosquito transmitted virus that causes encephalitis (brain inflammation). This can cause coma and death. Leprosy is caused by a bacteria that affects peripheral nerves, skin, eye, mucosa -- secondary infections is usually the cause of death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High disease area?: The Western Blot is the 2nd (after the ELISA) in a 2-step process. An individual in an area where Lyme disease is common & with high exposure to Lyme-disease carrying tick bite who has been bitten by an engorged tick is highly likely to have Lyme disease if these tests are positive. Without these risk factors, a positive test could be falsely positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (glossina species), which is found only in rural africa. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health problem in some regions of sub-saharan africa. ...Read more
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