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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia.
The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc.

In brief: Many possibilities

Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia.
The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc.
Thank
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not due to tick bite

Rashes occurring this far removed from the tick bite are not going to be related to it.
Have your doctor evaluate the problem.

In brief: Not due to tick bite

Rashes occurring this far removed from the tick bite are not going to be related to it.
Have your doctor evaluate the problem.
Thank
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Krauser, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is one example of a tick-borne illness that can cause rashes far removed from the site of a tick bite: http://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/symptoms/index.html
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