Learn About Lyme Disease

What is the definition of Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is the most common tickborne infectious disease in the United States. Early signs and symptoms of the condition include fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, and joint pain. As the condition progresses, affected people may experience heart problems, Bell's palsy, arthritis, abnormal muscle movement, speech problems and cognitive (thinking) abnormalities. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site for a more comprehensive list of symptoms. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Certain features of the condition, including whether or not an affected person will develop medication-resistant chronic arthritis, is thought to be influenced by genetic factors (certain human leukocyte antigen genes). Treatment generally includes antibiotics to address the bacterial infection and other medications (i.e. pain medications) to relieve symptoms.
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What are the alternative names for Lyme Disease?
  • Borreliosis
  • Lyme borreliosis
Who are the top Lyme Disease Local Doctors?
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University Of Ljubljana

Ljubljana, SI 

Eva Sabljic-Ruzic is in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sabljic-Ruzic is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Lyme Disease. She is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Lyme Disease, Geographic Tongue, Glossitis, and Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome.

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Rheumatology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA 

Allen Steere is a Rheumatologist in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Steere has been practicing medicine for over 53 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Lyme Disease. He is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Lyme Disease, Synovitis, Arthritis, and Geographic Tongue. He is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts. Dr. Steere is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Ljubljana, SI 

Dasa Stupica is in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Stupica is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Lyme Disease. She is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Lyme Disease, Geographic Tongue, Glossitis, and Encephalitis.

What are the latest Lyme Disease Clinical Trials?
Different Duration and Dosing of Amoxicillin in Patients With Erythema Migrans. A Randomized Clinical Trial.
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Disulfiram (Antabuse): A Test of Symptom Reduction Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease
What are the Latest Advances for Lyme Disease?
Incidence of carditis and predictors of pacemaker implantation in patients hospitalized with Lyme disease.
ULTRAMICROSCOPIC CHARACTERISTICS OF ERYTHROCYTES IN INDIVIDUALS WITH BORRELIOSIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND TOXOPLASMOSIS AS A MARKER, COMORBID OR CONCOMITANT PATHOLOGY FOR BABESIOSIS.
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A Unique Triad of Invasive Sinusitis, Brain Abscess with Focal Cerebritis, and COVID-19.