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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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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.
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Lyme disease

A disease caused by bacteria transmitted by bites from ticks. It results in arthritis, especially in the knee joint.
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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
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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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Lyme disease -- which is also known as Lyme borreliosis -- is an infection that can be spread to humans by ticks carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: "The Lyme borreliosis group is taking forward work to increase awareness and improve diagnosis."
<B Lyme disease, also called Lyme Borreliosis, is a bacterial infection which can spread to humans from the bite of an infected tick.
The European climate is already suitable for the transmission of Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis which are spread by ticks (primarily Ixodes ricinus) -- with an estimated 65,000 cases of Lyme borreliosis a year in the European Union, and a 400 per cent rise in reported cases of TBE in European endemic areas over the past 30 years (partly due to enhanced surveillance and diagnosis).
Compared with more common vectorborne illnesses such as Lyme borreliosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis, far less is known about TBRF, so much so that it has been described as a neglected disease (2).
(28)) Buhner, S., Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis.
In September 2018, NEHA and CDC hosted the 15th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases.
Immunogenicity of the vaccine was measured by determining the IgG antibodies against the six most prevalent serotypes of Lyme borreliosis in the US (ST1) and Europe (ST1 to ST6) present in the vaccine.
Identification of a novel pathogenic Borrelia species causing Lyme borreliosis with unusually high spirochaetaemia: a descriptive study.
Autoantibodies and antinuclear antibody and serology for syphilis and lyme borreliosis were negative.