Lyme disease dating
If untreated, symptoms may include loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face, joint pains, severe headaches with neck stiffness, or heart palpitations, among others.Months to years later, repeated episodes of joint pain and swelling may occur.Since Western blot testing is necessary to exclude false-positive EIA or IFA results, but unnecessary if the initial test is negative, Lyme titers should always be ordered with a reflex confirmatory test.Most commercial laboratories will perform both Ig G and Ig M Western blots.The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, known as erythema migrans, that begins at the site of a tick bite about a week after it has occurred. Approximately 25–50% of infected people do not develop a rash.Other early symptoms may include fever, headache and feeling tired.Physical findings in patients with early disease are as follows: In patients with late disease, the typical physical finding is arthritis.Arthritis is located mostly in large joints, especially the knee.
Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary by disease stage.
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