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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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