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Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
The choice of antibiotics depends on the stage of disease.

In brief: Yes

Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
The choice of antibiotics depends on the stage of disease.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Randall Bock
early-stage exposure to the bacterial spirochete is easily treatable with antibiotics; however, some of the later effects (the actual arthritis) of Lyme disease may not be reversible with antibiotics per se, insofar as it may very well be a result of your body's immune reaction (or overreaction) to the bacteria's circulating protein. In the future, we may see some immune modulator treatments for Lyme disease http://news.yale.edu/2012/06/25/even-after-lyme-disease-gone-its-remains-may-perpetuate-inflammation
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Oral antibiotics for early disease and IV antibiotics if it is late disease.

In brief: Yes

Oral antibiotics for early disease and IV antibiotics if it is late disease.
Dr. Jerry Casale
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Not really accurate. Lyme arthritis, a tertiary manifestation of the disease is treated with doxycycline. There is no evidence that IV antibiotics have any advantage.
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