Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia. The cardinal sign of Borrelia infection is erythema migrans, an expanding area of skin erythema on the site of the infection. The bacterium is transmitted by a tick and except for rash, it can also cause fever. Treatment consists of oral or intravenous antibiotics. 

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