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Is meningitis from Lyme disease contagious?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Both rare

Lyme is from an agent acquired from tick bite.
The bite causes a local irritation and then progresses to a more total body invilvement, . Meningitis is very rare. The tick can infect others, but the sick patient is not contagious.

In brief: Both rare

Lyme is from an agent acquired from tick bite.
The bite causes a local irritation and then progresses to a more total body invilvement, . Meningitis is very rare. The tick can infect others, but the sick patient is not contagious.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lyme meningitis

The short answer is no.
More information is available at: http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/print/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/meningitis/chronic_meningitis.Html.

In brief: Lyme meningitis

The short answer is no.
More information is available at: http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/print/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/meningitis/chronic_meningitis.Html.
Dr. Peter Glusker
Dr. Peter Glusker
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Lyme disease is not contagious from person to person and thus, a meningeal manifestation of lyme disease is not transmissible from person to person by casual contact.

In brief: No

Lyme disease is not contagious from person to person and thus, a meningeal manifestation of lyme disease is not transmissible from person to person by casual contact.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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