Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Other signs and symptoms that may be associated with Lyme disease include the following:

  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Joint Swelling
  • Loss of Facial Muscle Tone
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Memory Problems
  • Muscle Pains
  • Numbness
  • Palpitations
  • Shooting Pains
  • Stiff Neck
  • Tingling

Some people may experience the following related Lyme disease symptoms and signs:

  • Rash
  • Joint Pain
  • Headache
Picture of Lyme Disease

What is Lyme disease? What causes Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a "spirochete." In the United States, the actual name of the bacterium is Borrelia burgdorferi. In Europe, the bacteria Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii also cause Lyme disease. Certain ticks frequently found on deer from various locations harbor the bacterium in their stomachs. Lyme disease is spread by these ticks when they bite the skin, which permits the bacterium to infect the body. So Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease. Lyme disease is not contagious from an affected person to someone else. Lyme disease can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart, and nervous system. Continue Reading

2/8
Reviewed on 5/15/2014
Lyme Disease Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms and Treatment

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!