Lyme disease


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Lyme disease

 (līm)
n.
An inflammatory disease caused by a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted by ticks and usually characterized by an initial rash followed by flulike symptoms including fever, joint pain, and headache. If left untreated, the disease can result in chronic arthritis and nerve and heart dysfunction.

[After Lyme and Old Lyme, , towns in southeast Connecticut where the diagnosis of an unusually high number of juvenile arthritis cases in 1975 led to the identification of the disease.]

Lyme disease

(laɪm)
n
(Pathology) a disease of domestic animals and humans, caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burghdorferi and transmitted by ticks, and variously affecting the joints, heart, and brain
[C20: named after Lyme, Connecticut, the town where it was first identified in humans]

Lyme′ disease`

(laɪm)
n.
a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease characterized by joint pains, fatigue, and sometimes neurological disturbances, caused by a tick-borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, that often induces a transient bull's-eye reddening of the skin at the site of infection.
[1982; earlier Lyme arthritis (1976), after Lyme, Conn., where an outbreak was studied (1973–75)]

Lyme disease

(līm)
A disease caused by bacteria that is transmitted by a species of tick called a deer tick. It begins as a large red spot at the site of the tick bite and is usually followed by chills, fever, and fatigue, often lasting for several weeks.

Lyme disease

A disease caused by bacteria transmitted by bites from ticks. It results in arthritis, especially in the knee joint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
Translations
Lyme-kór

Lyme dis·ease

n. Lyme, enfermedad de, trastorno inflamatorio que afecta a múltiples sistemas del cuerpo, y que es causado por una garrapata. Ocurre mayormente en el este de los Estados Unidos durante la primavera y el verano. La erradicación inmediata de las garrapatas del cuerpo evita el contagio.
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In the case of Lyme disease, the research findings do not suggest that continued use of antibiotics would succeed in getting rid of the lingering bacteria.
There are three stages of Lyme disease: early, early disseminated and late Lyme disease.
According to Wilson, seven to eight years earlier his sister contracted Lyme Disease in Woodstock, New York.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include a red, blotchy expanding rash, accompanied by a fever, headache, and muscle and joint pain.
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Most cases of Lyme disease come from nymph tick bites, because nymphs are smaller than a sesame seed.
Early symptoms of Lyme disease show up three to 30 days after the initial bite, including fatigue, chills and fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes or a skin rash called erythema migrans.
Until now, the only way to reduce your risk of exposure to Lyme disease was to avoid tick-infested areas, use DEET-containing insect repellents, use even more potent insecticides on clothing, and arrange clothing so that ticks have little access to skin (tuck socks into long pants, for instance).
The good news: A new vaccine developed to prevent Lyme disease was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
As reported in the Journal of Infectious Disease, researchers studied 119 deer ticks submitted by 115 residents of Long Island, a known Lyme disease area.
Countryside quoted a doctor who called Lyme disease the most over-diagnosed disease of the times.