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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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A SINGER has been struck down with a debilitating virus which doctors are refusing to recognise as chronic Lyme Disease.
Successful treatment of patients with chronic Lyme disease often requires exploring many different factors in order to regain wellness.
Treatment protocols established by conventional medicine are geared towards acute infection of Borrelia Burgdorferi with antibiotic therapies with subsequent symptom treatment for recurring flareups of Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) using anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, narcotics and antidepressants.
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Symptoms of chronic Lyme disease include cardiac signs such as arrhythfmias, neurologic signs, arthritis, and kidney damage.
Antibodies to this antigen appear at five to eight weeks post infection and indicate your dog has chronic Lyme disease.
You may have heard that chronic stomach problems can be caused by infections like Epstein Barr, Candida, or chronic Lyme disease. But you probably haven't heard that these microbes have a sophisticated defense system.
This had never been observed before and gives us insight into what could be causing these chronic Lyme disease cases," explains Pal.
showed a frequent association in patients with chronic Lyme disease [6], possibly explained by molecular mimicry [7].
Since I do not recall acute Lyme-related illness at the time of the bite, I'm a classic case of late-stage symptoms common with chronic Lyme disease.
They were both diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and associated issues in 2014 and the pair decided to travel to Germany for specialist treatment.

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