Lyme disease

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1275
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "Lyme disease" is presented. It is a multisystem disorder caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common tick-borne disease in the U.S. Lyme disease is endemic in New England, on Long Island, and in the Pacific Northwest. The diagnosis, symptoms, prognosis, prevention and treatment of Lyme disease are also discussed.


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