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Lyme disease is a continually growing global problem

The facts:

  • Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States.  Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.1
  • Cases of Lyme disease have almost tripled since the 1990s to over 300,000 annually2 and have been found in all 50 states.3
  • More than 360,000 cases reported in Europe over the last two decades.4
  • 3.4 million Lyme disease tests are performed in the U.S. each year.5
  • Lyme disease can mimic the symptoms of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and over 350 other conditions6 making definitive diagnosis a challenge.
  • Untreated Lyme disease can cause: Chronic joint inflammation (Lyme arthritis), particularly of the knee, neurological symptoms, such as facial palsy and neuropathy, cognitive defects, such as impaired memory and heart rhythm irregularities.7

 

 

 

 

Stages and Symptoms of Lyme Disease

“Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include rash, fever, facial paralysis, and arthritis.” -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)8

 

 

Stage

Symptoms

Stage 1: Early Localized

  • Erythema migrans
  • Virus-like illness (e.g., fatigue, malaise, fever, chills, myalgia, headache)

Stage 2: Early disseminated

  • Cardiac (e.g. atrioventricular block)
  • Dermatological (e.g., multiple erythema migrans lesions)
  • Musculoskeletal (e.g., athralgia, myalgia)
  • Neurologic (e.g., lymphocytic meningitis, facial nerve palsy, encephalitis)

Stage 3: Late

  • Arthritis (e.g., monoarticular, oligoarticular)
  • Neurologic symptoms (e.g., encephalomyelitis, peripheral neuropathy)

 

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 References:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/humancases.html
  3. https://questdiagnostics.com/dms/Documents/health-trends/Quest_LymeDiseaseTrendsReport_2018.pdf
  4. https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/media/en/healthtopics/vectors/world-health-day-2014/Documents/factsheet-lyme-borreliosis.pdf
  5. Hinckley, Alison F., Connally, Neeta P., Meek, James I., Johnson, Barbara J., Kemperman, Melissa M., Feldman, Katherine  A., White, Jennifer L., Mead, Paul S. Lyme Disease Testing by Large Commercial Laboratories in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1; 59(5): 676–681.
  6. https://www.aldf.com/is-it-possible-to-make-a-valid-diagnosis-of-lyme-disease-based-on-symptoms-alone/
  7. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20374651
  8. https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/signs_symptoms/index.html