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Surgery

There is no surgical treatment for Lyme disease.

In severe cases of chronic Lyme arthritis, removal of the lining of the affected joints (synovectomy) may be needed if the arthritis has not responded to antibiotics.

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Last Updated: September 18, 2006
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