Lyme Disease Directory
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by deer ticks infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Named after the town in Connecticut where the disease was first discovered, Lyme disease causes a peculiar rash and arthritis symptoms. Lyme disease has been reported in nearly all U.S. states, although most cases are concentrated in the coastal northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and northern California. In addition to causing arthritis, Lyme disease can also cause heart, brain, and nerve problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Lyme disease is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
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Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
The forecast for Lyme disease, plus the early symptoms, a photo of the bull's-eye rash, how it's treated, and, most importantly, how to prevent it.
The Basics and Causes of Lyme Disease
Read an overview of Lyme disease from the experts at WebMD.
Treatments for Lyme Disease
Lyme disease treatment depends on the stage of the disease but usually includes antibiotics. Learn more at WebMD.
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The illness is on the rise among children, but you can take the right precautions to keep your family tick-free.
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Slideshows & Images
Picture of Tick Bites
Ticks are small spiderlike animals (arachnids) that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood.
Picture of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the deer tick. Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975 after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut, and two neighboring towns. This picture shows the characteristic bullseye rash caused by a tick bite.
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Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know About Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
WebMD's Lyme Disease Slideshow provides up-close pictures of Lyme disease rashes and the ticks that can carry the disease, along with information on symptoms at each stage of the disease, the diagnostic testing used, common treatments, and essential prevention measures.
More From WebMD
Lyme Disease: The Basics
In the WebMD Pet Health Community, Dr. M. Duffy Jones, DVM, talks about how Lyme disease is transmitted, common symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in pets, and tips for prevention.
Steps for Removing a Tick from Your Pet
In the WebMD Pet Health Community, Dr. M. Duffy Jones, DVM, provides you with the tools and instruction you need to safely remove a tick from your pet.
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