|Deer Tick (Ixodes ricinus)|
|Borrelia Burgdorferi Bacteria|
In most cases a approx. two inch sized rash appears like 'bulls eye' around the site of tick bite.Other symptoms include fever, chills, body wide itching,headache, fatigue,muscle/joint pain,stiffness in neck etc.If untreated and disease reaches progressive stages symptoms like, severe fatigue, joint swelling, abnormal muscle movements, tingling and numbness in arms and legs,speech problem and facial paralysis etc. may appear.
|Bull's eye rash around the site of Tick bite|
A physician's physical examination of symptoms and ELISA test for Lyme disease following a western blot test for confirmation of Lyme disease.For assessing the damage and functioning of other organs and systems of the body the following tests may also recommended ECG, Echo cardiogram,Spinal tap, MRI or CT scans.
Treatment in early stages with antibiotics are very much useful to cure the disease.Type of antibiotics may vary according to the stages of the disease. Drugs for relieving symptoms are also prescribed.