Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick. The early symptoms of infections are a rash and fever that is similar to the flu. Later symptoms would be joint pain, meningitis and temporary paralysis. Some patients have also reported nausea and vomiting.
HOW IS LYME DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on the symptoms and physical examination of the affected areas. Lab tests for identifying the antibodies of the bacteria like ELISA, Western blot test help confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS LYME DISEASE TREATED?
Oral and sometimes intravenous antibiotics are administered to patients with Lyme disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent Lyme Disease is to avoid contact with deer ticks