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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Lyme is a complex illness.
Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms.

In brief: Not necessarily

Lyme is a complex illness.
Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Can be

Although children get lyme disease more frequently than adults, it does not to be anymore serious and central nervous system infections, i.
e. Meningitis and/or encephalitis , is actually rare in children. It can be easily treated early on with antibiotics if found early. However, if it is not identified and treated, can lead to arthritis later on.

In brief: Can be

Although children get lyme disease more frequently than adults, it does not to be anymore serious and central nervous system infections, i.
e. Meningitis and/or encephalitis , is actually rare in children. It can be easily treated early on with antibiotics if found early. However, if it is not identified and treated, can lead to arthritis later on.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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