Lyme-disease Sentence Examples
From ticks your dog may contract tapeworm infestation or Lyme disease.
Ticks are far worse, causing infection at the bite site and also transferring dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease.
Don't forget to ask if there are health risks native to your destination such as Heart worm or Lyme Disease.
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These tiny ticks can carry Lyme disease.Advertisement
If you spend time outdoors in areas that are possibly infested with deer ticks it is important to know the symptoms of Lyme disease.
The bacterial infection involved in Lyme disease has also been demonstrated as causing some cases of Bell's palsy.
Although Lyme disease is easily treated, it is not easily diagnosed, since symptoms are often attributed to other conditions.
In its early stages, Lyme disease affects the skin and produces flu-like symptoms; the disease spreads to the joints and nervous system in its later stages.
In the United States, the deer tick in the genus Ixodes is the vector for Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme disease transmission.Advertisement
It is the next stage-the nymph-that causes most cases of Lyme disease.
Neither Borrelia burgdorferi nor Lyme disease can be transmitted directly from one person to another or from pets to humans.
In the United States, the Great Lakes region and the Pacific Northwest also have a higher incidence of Lyme disease.
Treating Lyme disease early and thoroughly is important because Lyme disease can hide for long periods within the body in a clinically latent state.
Furthermore, when and how symptoms of Lyme disease appear can vary widely from patient to patient.Advertisement
People who experience recurrent bouts of symptoms over time are said to have chronic Lyme disease.
The most recognizable indicator of Lyme disease is a rash around the site of the tick bite.
About 80 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop EM.
Many children with Lyme disease can develop neurologic symptoms within a few weeks following a tick bite.
In adults, less common effects of Lyme disease are heart abnormalities (such as irregular rhythm or cardiac block) and eye abnormalities (such as swelling of the cornea, tissue, or eye muscles and nerves).Advertisement
However, children with Lyme disease frequently complain of chest pain and have papilledema (swelling of the optic nerve).
In addition, children with late-stage Lyme disease are more likely than adults to have fever and joint swelling and pain.
In children, symptoms of Lyme disease can mimic those of other common childhood conditions, and children may not realize they have been bitten by a tick; therefore, diagnosis of Lyme disease in children can be difficult.
Therefore, diagnosis of Lyme disease relies on information the patient and parents provide and the doctor's clinical judgment, particularly through elimination of other possible causes of the symptoms.
Differential diagnosis (distinguishing Lyme disease from other diseases) is based on clinical evaluation with laboratory tests used for clarification when necessary.Advertisement
In February 1999 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new blood test for Lyme disease called PreVue.
Doctors may not consider Lyme disease if it is rare locally but will take it into account if a patient mentions vacationing in an area where the disease is commonly found.
The treatment for Lyme disease is antibiotic therapy.
If a child has strong indications of Lyme disease (symptoms and medical history), the doctor will probably begin treatment on the presumption of this disease.
The longer a patient is ill with Lyme disease before treatment, the longer the course of therapy must be, and the more aggressive the treatment.
Some physicians consider intravenous ceftriaxone the best therapy for any late manifestation of disease, but treatments for late Lyme disease are still controversial as of 2004.
Supportive therapies may minimize symptoms of Lyme disease or improve the immune response.
A Western herb, spilanthes (Spilanthes spp.), may be effective in treating diseases such as Lyme disease that are caused by spirochetes (spiral-shaped bacteria).
It is important to note that no alternative treatments have been proven to cure Lyme disease.
Only a small percentage of Lyme disease patients fail to respond or relapse (have recurring episodes).
Most fatalities reported with Lyme disease involved patients coinfected with babesiosis.
A vaccine for Lyme disease known as LYMErix was available from 1998 to 2002, when it was removed from the United States market.
Disseminated Lyme disease sometimes causes Bell's palsy.
Erythema migrans-A red skin rash that is one of the first signs of Lyme disease in about 75% of patients.
Syphilis and Lyme disease are caused by spirochetes.
Some studies suggest that among other things, colostrum is one effective element in the treatment of Lyme disease.