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How can chronic Lyme disease cause arthritis and joint pain?

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At least half of people with Lyme disease get a form of arthritis. Often the pain and joint stiffness can be felt all over, but sometimes it’s just in certain joints, like the knees. It usually goes away, but in some people, the arthritis may continue.

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

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