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  Lyme disease - WrongDiagnosis.com
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites.
Lyme disease is one of a group of conditions with vague symptoms such as fatigue, aches, or malaise.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /l/lyme_disease/intro.htm   (1306 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is spread by the bite of ticks of the genus Ixodes that are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi.
For Lyme disease to exist in an area, at least three closely interrelated elements must be present in nature: the Lyme disease bacteria, ticks that can transmit them, and mammals (such as mice and deer) to provide food for the ticks in their various life stages.
Lyme Disease, NIH Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
textbookofbacteriology.net /Lyme.html   (3066 words)

  
 United States Police Canine Association, Lyme Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the 1980s the disease incidence in both dogs and humans increased dramatically; Lyme disease is now the most common arthropod-borne disease of humans in the United States, and one of the most common in dogs.
Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a corkscrew-shaped bacterium of the spirochete group.
Dogs with recurrent episodes of Lyme disease, whether acquired from reinfestation with infected ticks or a relapse from an initial infection, are highly responsive to antibiotics given at the same doses as for a primary episode.
www.uspcak9.com /medical/lymedisease.shtml   (2805 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an infection that's spread by Ixodes ticks (fl-legged or deer ticks in the eastern United States, and western fl-legged ticks in the west) that carry the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Lyme disease is the leading tick-borne disease in the United States, with more than 16,000 cases reported to the CDC in 1999, but it is not the only disease carried by deer ticks.
The symptoms of early Lyme disease, called early localized stage, may include a red-ringed bull's-eye rash (known as erythema migrans), which appears either as a solid red expanding rash or blotch, or as a central red spot surrounded by clear skin that is ringed by an expanding red rash.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/lyme.html   (1529 words)

  
 Canine Lyme Disease
Lyme disease most commonly is associated with symptoms such as a high fever, swollen lymph nodes, lameness, and a loss of appetite.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed to dogs through a bite from the deer tick.
Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed to dogs and people by deer ticks carrying the infection; the ticks get the infection from the white-footed mouse, which acts as a carrier.
www.workingdogs.com /doc0043.htm   (682 words)

  
 Lyme Disease -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria (germ) called a spirochete (say: "spy-ro-keet").
Lyme disease is most common in rural and suburban areas in the northeastern and midwestern states.
Lyme disease is also found in other parts of the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia.
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 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is spread by the bite of the tiny tick, usually no bigger than a pinhead.
Lyme disease is caused when an Ixodes tick passes on the germ known as "Borrelia burgdorferi," while sucking blood from its victim.
Even after the disease has progressed and antibodies are present, the tests may sometimes still be negative when the patient does have the disease (a result called a "false negative").
www.aocd.org /skin/dermatologic_diseases/lyme_disease.html   (784 words)

  
 Lyme Disease (tick-borne borreliosis, Lyme arthritis)
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted by the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis).
Lyme disease may cause symptoms affecting the skin, nervous system, heart and/or joints of an individual.
Not all deer ticks are infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
www.health.state.ny.us /diseases/communicable/lyme/fact_sheet.htm   (1175 words)

  
 Lyme disease
Lyme disease was first recognized in Lyme, Connecticut in 1977 as Lyme arthritis (1).
In 1982, systematic surveillance for Lyme disease was initiated by the CDC (3).
Infection is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi.
www.dph.state.ct.us /BCH/infectiousdise/tickborne/lyme.htm   (213 words)

  
 Lyme disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lyme disease may be misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or other (mainly autoimmune and neurological) diseases, which leaves the infection untreated and allows it to further penetrate the organism.
Lyme disease is named after a cluster of cases that occurred in and around Old Lyme and Lyme, Connecticut in 1975.
"Maternal-fetal transmission of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lyme_disease   (8588 words)

  
 Lyme disease
Borrelia (Lyme disease) is caused by an infection resulting from a tick bite.
Lyme disease is an infection that derives from a tick bite.
Lyme disease is caused by an infection from a micro-organism (Borrelia burghdor feri), itself transmitted by a bite from the wood tick, a blood-sucking parasite which normally lives on deer.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/lymedisease.htm   (982 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that can affect your joints, nervous system and heart.
Lyme disease was first described in the United States in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1977, but has now been reported in most parts of the United States.
Lyme Disease is NOT contagious from one person to another, although the spirochete has been shown to cross the placenta.
www.coolnurse.com /lyme_disease.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Lyme Disease: Pet Health Topics from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lyme disease was first described in 1975 when an unusual outbreak of rheumatoid arthritis occurring in children was reported in Lyme, Connecticut.
Today, Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne (transmitted by insects or arthropods) disease occurring in people and probably in dogs in the United States.
A diagnosis of Lyme disease is usually made based upon a history of being in an endemic area, signs of arthritis and favorable response to treatment.
www.vetmed.wsu.edu /ClientED/lyme.asp   (1012 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by infected ticks.
Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick, which also is known as the fl-legged tick.
Some people are not diagnosed with Lyme disease in its initial stages because early symptoms are similar to those of more common diseases, such as influenza or mononucleosis, and many infected persons do not recall a tick bite.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hblyme.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an infection that is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which is transmitted by the bite of the tiny deer tick.
Lyme disease can be localized, meaning it has not yet spread through the bloodstream or lymph system, or disseminated, meaning the bacteria have spread through the body.
The first sign of Lyme disease is usually a red spot, or rash, that develops around the site of the bite within 3 to 30 days of infection.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/jkl/lymedisease.htm   (1278 words)

  
 Lyme Disease
In the dog, Lyme disease does not begin to manifest for weeks to months after infection at which point arthritis signs are noticed.
In dogs, Lyme disease is a minor infection not nearly worthy of the attention it has received.
Lyme disease in the dog is an infection for which over 90% of infected dogs will never get sick and the 5-10% that do get sick can be easily treated with a safe inexpensive course of antibiotics.
www.marvistavet.com /html/body_lyme_disease.html   (2314 words)

  
 What Is Lyme Disease In Dogs... Learn All About The Signs Of Lyme Disease in ThePetCenter.com
Lyme Disease in dogs has been reported in every state but certain geographical areas are much more likely to harbor bacteria-carrying ticks than others.
Of the hundreds of cases of canine Lyme Disease that I have seen, over 90 percent of canine patients were admitted with signs of limping (usually one foreleg), lymph node swelling in the affected limb, and a temperature of 103 degrees (101 to 102.5 degrees is normal).
In humans Lyme Disease is defined as a "multi-system tick-borne disorder caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi." Since 1982, when the causative organism was positively identified, numbers of cases in humans have made Lyme Disease the number one tick-borne disease in the U.
www.thepetcenter.com /gen/lyme.html   (3182 words)

  
 Lyme Disease, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lyme Disease, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi that are transmitted by the bite of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and western fl-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus).
It encompasses both intramural and extramural research on animal models of disease; microbial physiology; molecular and cellular mechanisms of pathogenesis; mechanisms of protective immunity; vectors and disease transmission; efficacy of different modes of antibiotic therapy; and the development of more sensitive and reliable diagnostic tests for both early (acute) and late (chronic) Lyme disease.
www.niaid.nih.gov /dmid/lyme   (451 words)

  
 eMedicine - Lyme Disease : Article by John Meyerhoff, MD
Background: Lyme disease is due to infection with a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, and the body's immune response to the infection.
The development of vaccines against Lyme disease and the subsequent advertising of one of the vaccines have led to further apprehension among the population of these areas.
The emergence of Lyme disease is probably due to the explosion of deer and tick populations with the reforestation of the northeastern United States and the subsequent contact between ticks and humans as people move into deer habitats.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1346.htm   (4879 words)

  
 Lyme disease - MayoClinic.com
In 1975, unusually large numbers of children in Lyme, Conn., were diagnosed with what appeared to be juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Lyme disease is also found throughout much of Asia and Europe.
Even in endemic areas, not all deer ticks are infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, and only a small percentage of people or pets bitten by a deer tick actually become sick.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/lyme-disease/DS00116   (302 words)

  
 DVBID: Home Page | CDC Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected fllegged ticks.
Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful in the later stages of disease.
Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvbid/lyme   (143 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Lyme disease
The disease can sometimes be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may mimic other diseases.
The initial infection is called primary Lyme disease.
Risk factors for Lyme disease include walking in high grasses, other activities that increase tick exposure, and having a pet that may carry ticks home.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001319.htm   (730 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Lyme Disease Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)
Lyme Disease and Animals (National Center for Infectious Diseases)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/lymedisease.html   (219 words)

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