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May Lyme disease re occur?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One can be reinfected.

In brief: Yes

One can be reinfected.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Lyme disease may recur in 2 ways.
It can be very difficult to fully eliminate, so even if someone has been successfully treated, the borrelia bacteria that cause lyme may be in the dormant cyst stage and may reactivate if the patient undergoes physical or emotional stress. Even if borrelia has been eradicated, being exposed to the bacteria again via insect bite etc. Can result in recurrence.

In brief: Yes

Lyme disease may recur in 2 ways.
It can be very difficult to fully eliminate, so even if someone has been successfully treated, the borrelia bacteria that cause lyme may be in the dormant cyst stage and may reactivate if the patient undergoes physical or emotional stress. Even if borrelia has been eradicated, being exposed to the bacteria again via insect bite etc. Can result in recurrence.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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