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Frequently Asked Questions about Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial illness caused by a tick bite. It affects humans and animals, and can be found throughout the world.

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-0.00 Introduction
Information in the Lyme disease FAQ, version 1.5, July 17, 2000, ...
-0.01 DISCLAIMER
The information in this FAQ is developed and provided by patients. ...
-0.02 Where to get the current version of this FAQ
USENET: This FAQ is posted regularly to the newsgroup:...
-1.01 What is Lyme Disease (LD)?
Lyme Disease (LD) is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete (...
-1.02 What is an Erythema Migrans (EM)?
The Erythema Migrans or EM, commonly referred to as the Lyme ...
-1.03 Why is the illness called "Lyme disease?"
Lyme disease is named after a small coastal town in Connecticut ...
-1.04 How widespread is Lyme disease?
Currently, Lyme disease can be found throughout the US, and on ...
-2.01 How do I find good medical care for Lyme disease?
To find good medical care for Lyme disease, it is crucial to locate ...
-2.02 How do I find a local Lyme Disease Support Group?
To find a local Lyme Disease Support Group (LDSG) simply visit the ...
-2.03 What symptoms are used to diagnose Lyme disease?
For comprehensive lists of Lyme disease symptoms:...
-2.04 What tests are used to support a clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS, a diagnosis based primarily on ...
-2.05 Can I have Lyme disease if my blood tests are negative?
As explained in Forschner-Vanderhoof, K., Everything You Need to Know ...
-2.06 What is the CDC case surveillance definition of Lyme disease?
The CDC's case surveillance definiton of Lyme disease can be found at:...
-2.07 What are common misdiagnoses of Lyme disease?
Common misdiagnoses of Lyme disease include, but are not limited to:...
-2.08 What are current clinical views on Lyme disease?
For an overview of current clinical views of Lyme disease:...
-2.09 Where can I find information on ongoing Lyme disease clinical trials?
Welcome to NY State Psychiatric ...
-2.10 What current treatments are available for Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection currently treated with a variety ...
-2.11 What is a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction?
A Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (J-H reaction) is an exacerbation of ...
-2.12 How long does Lyme disease last?
If treated early and promptly at the onset of illness, Lyme ...
-2.13 Can Lyme disease affect pregnancy?
Lyme disease can potentially adversely affect pregnancy. In 1985,...
-2.14 Can children get Lyme disease?
According to the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Infectious ...
-2.15 Can pets get Lyme disease?
The Lyme Disease Foundation states that pets can get Lyme disease, and ...
-2.16 Can insects other than ticks transmit Lyme disease?
Insects or Vectors, Other Than Ticks, and Lyme ...
-2.17 Can Lyme disease cause depression or other psychiatric disorders?
In 1994, a peer-reviewed article that surveyed the international ...
-2.18 Can people die from Lyme disease?
People have died from Lyme disease, or from complications of the illness....
-3.01 What are my options if my health insurer refuses to cover treatment?
Many helpful sites are available online:...
-3.02 Where can I find help with social security and/or disability issues?
The frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Social Security can be found at:...
-4.01 What books on Lyme disease are available?
LymeNet offers a comprehensive selection of books on Lyme disease, ...
-4.02 What Lyme disease newsletters and journals are available?
LYME TIMES, a quarterly journal, published by ...
-4.03 What Lyme disease resources are available on the Internet?
Internet:
-4.04 What national, non-profit Lyme disease organizations are there?
Lyme Disease Foundation (LDF)...
-5.01 What are tick-borne co-infections?
Tick-borne co-infections may be transmitted simultaneously with a ...
-5.02 How can one prevent getting Lyme disease?
Lyme disease prevention guidelines are provided at the LDF website:...
-5.03 What is the proper way to remove a tick?
The Lyme Disease Foundation recommends these steps:...
-5.04 When is Lyme Disease Awareness Month?
Each year, May is officially recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month....
-5.05 Where can I find out about the Lyme disease vaccine(s), including information on safety and efficacy?
Vaccine Information ...
-5.06 Where do I report vaccine adverse reaction(s)?
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)...
-6.01 Appendix: Common Abbreviations and Acronyms









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