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When should you see your doctor about Lyme disease?

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See your doctor if you think you may have contracted Lyme disease, especially if you notice a bull's-eye rash or if you suddenly develop knee pain and swelling without previous injury or arthritis. Delaying treatment can result in more serious neurological symptoms that can be difficult and sometimes impossible to cure.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 20, 2017

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 20, 2017

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