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What can Lyme disease cause if it's untreated?

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If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause health issues, including:

  • Numbness or pain
  • Paralysis or weakness in the face muscles
  • Heart problems
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Arthritis

From: Is It RA or Lyme Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: “Neurological manifestations of Lyme Disease, the new Great Imitator.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.”

Lymedisease.org: “About Lyme Disease,” “Lyme Disease Symptoms,” “Chronic Lyme Disease,” “Early Lyme Disease.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: “Neurological manifestations of Lyme Disease, the new Great Imitator.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.”

Lymedisease.org: “About Lyme Disease,” “Lyme Disease Symptoms,” “Chronic Lyme Disease,” “Early Lyme Disease.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

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