A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Boreland Burgdorferi. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, that begins at the site of a tick bite. The rash is typically neither itchy nor painful. This rash often is in a bull’s eye pattern and flu like symptoms.
People suffering from this disease may experience joint pain and weakness in the limbs. They may also experience stiffness or swelling in the joints, headache, fatigue, fever or malaise. In some cases symptoms may also include facial paralysis and arthritis. This disease produce symptoms depending on the stage of infection.
Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually recover rapidly and completely. Antibiotics commonly used for treating this disease are DOXYCYLINE, AMOXICILLIN, CEFUROXIME AXETIL.
In some cases, these symptoms can last more than 6 months. Chronic Lyme Disease is sometimes called as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS). The ticks which causes this disease are mainly present on deers. This disease affects people of all ages, mainly in the people who spend their most of the time in the outdoor activities as they have higher exposure to ticks.