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Lyme Disease Tick
Lyme Disease Rash
Lyme Disease Rash
Once an illness that was difficult to diagnose, Lyme
disease is has moved front and center to
frequently caused diseases, especially for outdoor
enthusiasts that live or work in Northern California,
where warming temperatures are said to have
caused increased incidences of the disease.

Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia
burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the
bite of infected blacklegged ticks, according to the
Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta. Typical
symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a
characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If
left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the
heart, and the nervous system.

Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms,
physical findings such as a bullseye shaped rash,
and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks;
laboratory testing is helpful if used correctly and
performed with validated methods. Most cases of

Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few
weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease
include using insect repellent, removing ticks
promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick
habitat. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can
occasionally transmit other tickborne diseases as
well, causing coinfections and secondary illnesses.

At Advanced Integrative Medicine, Dr. Toth treats
both Lyme Disease and any co-infections, resulting in
a speedier recovery rate for those infected.
Black Deer Tick -
Spreader of Lyme Disease
Black Deer Tick - Life Cycle
Bulls Eye Rash - Evidence of Tick Bite,
a symptom of Lyme Disease
Bulls Eye Rash - Evidence of Tick Bite,
a symptom of Lyme Disease
Learn More About Lyme Disease

CDC - Lyme Page
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

California Lyme Disease Association

When Lyme Disease Lasts and Lasts
(New York Times, July 8, 2013

Parasite Packs Big Bite
(Los Altos Crier, June 26, 2013