Lyme disease is a serious infection that is spread to humans by tick bites. It is always in the news – often because someone has not been diagnosed and treated during the crucial early stages. As a result, they may have developed a chronic and untreatable form of Lyme disease, which can cause joint, heart and neurological complications. Lyme disease has a number of symptoms that are very similar to ME/CFS.
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include:
- Controversies and uncertainties
- What is Lyme Disease?
- NHS blood tests
- Early symptoms and signs
- Chronic Lyme Disease
- Preventing and removing tick bites
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