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Lyme disease

[ lahym ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. an acute inflammatory disease caused by a tick-borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi , characterized by recurrent episodes of decreasing severity in which joint swelling, fever, and rash occur, sometimes with cardiac or nervous system complications.


Lyme disease

/ laɪm /

noun

  1. a disease of domestic animals and humans, caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burghdorferi and transmitted by ticks, and variously affecting the joints, heart, and brain


Lyme disease

/ līm /

  1. A disease caused by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi , transmitted by deer ticks and characterized initially by a bull's-eye-shaped rash followed by flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, and headache. If untreated, it can result in chronic arthritis and neurologic or cardiac dysfunction. It is named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first reported.


Lyme disease

  1. An infection caused by a bacterium transmitted by the bite of a tick. If untreated, the disease can lead to, among other things, a serious form of chronic arthritis . Lyme disease is most prevalent in the wooded regions of the Northeast and the Middle West .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lyme disease1

After Lyme, Conn., where it was first described
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lyme disease1

C20: named after Lyme, Connecticut, the town where it was first identified in humans
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Example Sentences

John Lurie was a big figure in the punk scene, until he was struck with an early case of chronic Lyme disease.

What is for certain is that Lyme disease activists are a passionate bunch.

In almost none of these circumstances does Lyme disease seem likely, but everyone wants testing done anyhow.

However, the story of how Lyme disease first came to be understood offers clues to why the controversy persists.

In 2010, the IDSA held a special review panel to discuss the best way to treat lyme disease.

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