Enfermedad de Lyme

La enfermedad de Lyme es una condición inflamatoria aguda que se caracteriza por cambios de la piel, inflamación de las articulaciones y síntomas parecidos a los de la gripe causados por la bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi transmitida por la picadura de la garrapata de ciervo. Los síntomas desaparecen después de tres a cuatro semanas hasta sin tratamiento, pero se puede manifestar una enfermedad secundaria o terciaria si no se trata la infección inicial.Enfermedad de Lyme

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Last reviewed 2/27/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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