Case Study - Lyme Disease Case Study After hiking with her...

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Lyme Disease Case Study After hiking with her outdoor education class, Kim came home to realize she had a rash on her face, her joints were sore, she had a fever and fatigue. At first, Kim just thought she was worn out from the trip, but the rash on her face was bothering her so she went to the doctor’s office, Dr. Baren. After explaining how she was feeling, the doctor asked if she had been anywhere out of the ordinary lately. She nodded and told Dr. Baren she went on a hiking trip with her class. This stood out to the doctor immediately, and he checked her body for a tick bite. When Dr. Baren found a tick bite on her cheek, he was sure was infected with Lyme disease. Ticks often carry the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi if they bite onto other animals such as mice and deer with Lyme disease, and then the bacteria transfers when the tick bites a person. (MedicineNet.com) Wherever the tick bites a person, the bacteria is transferred, and a rash breaks out.
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course ZOO 161 taught by Professor Haynes during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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