Lyme disease is a form of tick–borne illness first recognized in the year 1975. The disease is more prevalent in North America and Europe.
In the preliminary stages, Lyme disease manifests as skin rashes and flu like symptoms. When the individual is first bitten by ixodid tick, a small red bump may develop in the…
Viral meningitis, as the name suggests, is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the meninges which are essentially membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord. Individuals with poor immune system are more prone to develop viral infections.
The symptoms of viral meningitis often mimic those of bacterial…
The onset of symptoms in acute bacterial meningitis is abrupt. Initially, there is headache, vomiting and fever. Pain and stiffness then start developing in the neck and the back. In severe cases, there is altered level of consciousness and the patient may have confusion, delirium, lethargy and coma. If the meningitis…
Relapsing fever is a condition characterized by episodes of fever, headache, myalgias, arthralgias, and nausea followed by a few days of improvement after which there is a recurrence of symptoms. It is caused by some species of Borrelia spirochetes and can be of two types: the tick-borne relapsing fever and the…
Babesiosis is an infectious tick-borne caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia.
The symptoms manifested in cases of babesiosis are similar to symptoms of malaria. The extent of the symptoms depends on the extent of RBC destruction due to the parasite. The range can be from no overt symptoms to severe…
Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that last for a minimum duration of six months.
This syndrome presents with a sudden onset of flu like symptoms with no prior history of severe exhaustion. With the onset of flu like symptoms patient complains of severe…
Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by any of several species of the Brucella genus: Brucella melitensis, Brucella abortus, Brucella suis and Brucella canis.
Acute brucellosis may present with symptoms such as: Fever with chills and rigors Anorexia Headache Abdominal pain Muscular pain Fatigue and weakness…