What to ask your doctor about Lyme disease; Lyme borreliosis - questions; Bannwarth syndrome - questions
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks. The disease can cause symptoms including bull's eye rash, chills, fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle pain.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider about Lyme disease.
Where on my body am I most likely to get a tick bite?
If I get Lyme disease from a tick bite, what symptoms will I have?
How can my doctor diagnose me with Lyme disease? Can I be diagnosed even if I do not remember having a tick bite?
What are the antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease? How long do I need to take them? What are the side effects?
Will I have a full recovery from my Lyme disease symptoms?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Lyme disease. www.cdc.gov/lyme. Updated December 16, 2019. Accessed July 13, 2020.
Steere AC. Lyme disease (Lyme Borreliosis) due to Borrelia burgdorferi. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 241.
Wormser GP. Lyme disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 305.BACK TO TOP
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