Question: Does Lyme disease stay with you?

If treated, Lyme disease does not last for years. However, for some people, the after-effects of the disease can linger for months and sometimes even years.

Does Lyme disease ever go away?

Although most cases of Lyme disease can be cured with a 2- to 4-week course of oral antibiotics, patients can sometimes have symptoms of pain, fatigue, or difficulty thinking that last for more than 6 months after they finish treatment. This condition is called ”Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome” (PTLDS).

Does Lyme disease lay dormant in your body?

Lyme disease may lead to different symptoms at different times. Symptoms may develop quickly or not until many months or years later as the spirochete can evade the immune response and remain dormant in the human host for long periods.

Can Lyme disease cause respiratory problems?

They noted that even though Lyme disease usually is not associated with respiratory symptoms, cough has been reported in some patients with the illness. In stage 2 Lyme disease, shortness of breath may result from cardiac involvement or phrenic nerve palsy.

Does Lyme disease weaken the immune system?

A Lyme disease infection is known to cause a weak immune system.

Can Lyme affect your lungs?

Although lyme disease is known to induce typical clinical findings that are observed in various collagen vascular diseases, to our knowledge, we believe that our case is the first presentation of acute lyme disease associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis, which was then followed by severe and fatal interstitial

Can Lyme cause respiratory problems?

They noted that even though Lyme disease usually is not associated with respiratory symptoms, cough has been reported in some patients with the illness. In stage 2 Lyme disease, shortness of breath may result from cardiac involvement or phrenic nerve palsy.

What organs can be affected by Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete—a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator,” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart.

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