Deer ticks – Lyme disease part 1

Lyme disease or lemonophilia is a bacterial infectious disease caused by the genus Borrelia burgdorferi and mostly carried by deer ticks. The most common symptom is that the skin will have red patches without itching nor pain, which is known as migratory erythema. This usually occurs after being bitten for a week. About 25% of people do not have erythema even when bitten by a deer tick. Other common symptoms include fever, headache, and fatigue. If untreated, may evolve into unilateral or bilateral paralysis of the face, arthritis, severe headache with neck stiffness, palpitations and so on. A month to several years after infection, joint pain and swelling of the symptoms may be relapse. Sometimes the patient limbs will go numb or tingling. About 10 to 20% of people even after proper treatment will still have arthralgia, memory disorders, and mental illness symptoms