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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

What Are the Signs of Lyme Disease?

Tick-borne diseases including Lyme can attack virtually any system in the body. Some of the first symptoms may include a flu-like condition, with fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, achiness, and fatigue. Other symptoms can include pain in various joints and muscles, neurological problems, heart conditions, problems with vision or hearing, migraines, and low-grade fever. The hallmark bulls-eye rash, or erythema migrans (EM) rash, which may appear on any body area, is not present in all cases.

GLA Symptoms ChartThe Great Imitator

Called the “Great Imitator,” Lyme disease can mimic hundreds of other conditions since its symptoms mirror many medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome or lupus. Symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may come and go and may be subtle or pronounced.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. One tick can carry other diseases, so a person can get multiple diseases from a single bite.

Lyme Disease Symptoms List

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Sample Em-Rash

Sample Em-Rash

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