Font Size
A
A
A
2
...

Lyme Disease (cont.)

Lyme Disease Causes

B. burgdorferi</em> bacteria cause Lyme disease. The bacteria have a complex life cycle, spending part of their life in the deer tick and part in some mammals such as mice and deer.

Humans are not a part of the bacterium's life cycle but can become infected when bitten by the tick.

Medical Author:

Must Read Articles Related to Lyme Disease

Fever (in Adults)
Fever in Adults A fever is a body temperature of 100.4 F or greater. A fever may be caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, blood clot, tumor, drug, or the environment. Treatment ...learn more >>
Insect Bites
Insect Bites Stings and bites from insects are common. They often result in redness and swelling in the injured area. Sometimes a sting can cause a life-threatening allergic...learn more >>
Skin Rashes in Children
Skin Rashes in Children Skin rashes in children may be categorized as bacterial, viral, life-threatening, fungal, and parasitic rashes. Oftentimes, the associated symptoms help establi...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Lyme Disease:

Lyme Disease - Treatment

What was the treatment for your lyme disease?

Lyme Disease - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your lyme disease established?

Lyme Disease - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with your Lyme disease?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Lyme Disease »

Lyme disease is due to infection with the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and the body's immune response to the infection.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary