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Lyme Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

By Beth Navage

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of infected ticks. Because its symptoms mimic those of other illnesses, and because patients may not have noticed a tick bite, Lyme disease is sometimes difficult to diagnose.

Its tell-tale sign is a round, red rash at the site of the bite that can grow quite large. Experts estimate that as many as 95 percent of patients develop this Lyme disease rash.

Flu-like symptoms are also common. They may include:


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