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Lyme Disease Overview

Lyme disease is the result of infection with one or more species of the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is generally thought that the infection is the result of a tick bite, which about 50% of the time results in a rash, often described as a ‘Bulls Eye’ rash, but which can vary in appearance. Symptoms of untreated Lyme disease typically start with nondescript flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, headache) but eventually include joint aches (which may migrate from one joint to another over days), neuropsychiatric problems (e.g., Bell’s palsy-paralysis of one side of the face) fatigue, numbness, weakness, mood
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