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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a form of the disease present in either early or late disseminated stages and can occur days to months after the initial tick bite.
Erard, "Acute Lyme neuroborreliosis with transient hemiparesis and aphasia," Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol.
The proportions of Lyme neuroborreliosis (9.3%) and Lyme arthritis (4.3%) cases identified were surprisingly low compared with the total number of case-patients discharged from the hospitals during the study period.
Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in Urine Samples and Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples from Patients with Early and Late Lyme Neuroborreliosis by Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Given her history of previously treated Lyme disease, her family believed she had developed Lyme neuroborreliosis. Later, she was treated empirically for neuroborreliosis with IV antibiotics without any improvement.
Generally, between 70% and 85% of patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis make a complete recovery, usually 6 to 12 months after initiation of therapy; and up to 90% of patients with facial palsy recover.
Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from blood of adult patients with borrelial lymphocytoma, Lyme neuroborreliosis, Lyme arthritis and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.
Mullins et al., "The clinical spectrum of lyme neuroborreliosis," Irish Medical Journal, vol.
Marciuskiene, "Delayed diagnosis of lyme neuroborreliosis presenting with abducens neuropathy without intrathecal synthesis of Borrelia antibodies," Medicina, vol.
Immune activation in the nervous system is associated with pathological conditions such as bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases, and inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders including AD, PD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, MS [41-44], and Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) [45].
Detection of Borrelia burgdorfed DNA by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid in Lyme neuroborreliosis. J Infect Dis 1996;174:623-627.