Lyme Disease presentation

Lyme Disease presentation - LymeDisease Cause

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Lyme Disease
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Cause An infected Blacklegged ticks can transmit  B.  burgdorferi  to the humans and animals that it bites. 
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Symptoms / Treatment distinctive skin lesion  headache stiff neck fatigue  possible swelling of the lymph nodes  Not all symptoms are seen in every case,  complicating diagnosis.  While treatable with antibiotics, unrecognized  and/or untreated patients may develop 
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Location Lyme disease is most prevalently found in north- eastern United States and Great lakes region.
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History 1975 by Dr. Allen Steere in Lyme Connecticut. In 1982, the bacteria of Lyme disease was  discovered by Willy Burgdorfer given the name  Borrelia burgdorferi.
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Biology of Spirochetes Borrelia burgdorferi  is a spirochete that is found in  deer ticks of genus  Ixodes . The spirochetes have a distinctive cell surface and 
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course SCIK 205 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '12 term at New Hampshire.

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