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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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(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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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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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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A disease caused by bacteria transmitted by bites from ticks. It results in arthritis, especially in the knee joint.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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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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