Disease: Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease facts
    • Lyme disease is a bacterial illness that is spread by tick bites.
    • Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, heart, and the nervous system.
    • Lyme disease occurs in phases, with the early phase beginning at the site of the tick bite with an expanding ring of redness.
    • Lyme disease is diagnosed based on the patient's clinical signs of illness and the detection of antibodies to the causative bacteria in the blood.
    • Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.

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