Chester County has been one of the leading counties in the state for reported cases of Lyme disease recently, and Pennsylvania is one of the 14 states in which 95 percent of Lyme disease cases are reported, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Characterized by a bull’s-eye rash and complex symptoms including fever, aches and fatigue, Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed and can cause chronic and life-changing symptoms, according to a Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Task Force Report.
Three months after she began to experience symptoms, Kolimago tested positive for Lyme disease, an disease which plagues southeastern Pennsylvania.
About six months after that, the Lyme disease returned, and it took another two months of antibiotics before she was fully recovered.
Blacklegged ticks — also called deer ticks — carry Lyme disease and travel on mice and deer, as well as rabbits, foxes and other mammals.
according to Did you know children are at the highest risk of contracting Lyme Disease and are more vulnerable to central nervous system infections?
Then, in April of this year, he revealed he had Lyme Disease.
His daily regimen of vitamins since being diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
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according to “In Connecticut, if your kid has a facial nerve palsy, it’s Lyme disease,” until proven otherwise, Dr. Bennett said.
The classic symptom of Lyme disease is the bull’s-eye rash called erythema migrans.
Later complications of Lyme disease can include painful Lyme meningitis, or a nerve palsy, which can make it look as if one side of a child’s face has just stopped working.
“Far and away, the most common infection I see is Lyme,” Dr. Bennett said.
“Half the people who have clear Lyme don’t remember getting bitten and never have a rash,” Dr. Bennett said.
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