Possible Causes for Lyme Disease in USA

  • Relapsing Fever
    Lyme Disease

    Other spirochete illnesses (Lyme disease, syphilis, leptospirosis) do not show spirochetes on blood smear. … Lyme disease Typhus CDC: Relapsing Fever Scientist and astronomer Larry Webster infected with relapsing fever … [1]

  • Babesiosis
    Lyme Disease

    Ticks transmit the human strain of babesiosis, so it often presents with other tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. … B. microti uses the same tick vector as Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis, and may occur in conjunction with these other diseases.[2]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Lyme Disease

    Infections proposed include mononucleosis, chlamydia, HHV-6, and lyme disease. … Other diseases, listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include infectious diseases (such as Epstein–Barr virus, influenza, HIV infection, tuberculosis, Lyme … irritability, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks) The CDC proposes that persons with symptoms resembling those of CFS consult a physician to rule out several treatable illnesses: Lyme[3]

  • Brucellosis
    Lyme Disease

    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…[4]

  • Viral Meningitis
    Lyme Disease Lyme Neuroborreliosis

    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…[5]

  • Juvenile Seronegative Polyarthritis
    Lyme Disease Lyme Arthritis
  • Bacterial Meningitis
    Lyme Disease Lyme Neuroborreliosis

    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…[6]

  • Gonococcal Arthritis
    Lyme Disease

    Gonococcal arthritis is one of the several types of infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a Gram-negative diplococcus. It is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) worldwide, and the leading cause of septic arthritis. Asymmetric polyarthralgia preceded or accompanied by fever and…[7]

  • Lyme Disease
    Lyme Meningoencephalitis Lyme Arthritis Lyme Carditis Lyme Neuroborreliosis

    Cause Infected deer tick is the sole cause of Lyme disease. … Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. … Lyme disease is a form of tick–borne illness first recognized in the year 1975.[8]

  • Lyme Meningoencephalitis
    Lyme Neuroborreliosis

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a multisystemic disorder caused by spirochetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. It is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  1. Relapsing fever borreliosis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Babesiosis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Chronic fatigue syndrome, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Brucellosis, Symptoma
  5. Viral Meningitis, Symptoma
  6. Bacterial Meningitis, Symptoma
  7. Gonococcal Arthritis, Symptoma
  8. Lyme Disease, Symptoma