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Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease

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Topic Overview

Misdiagnosis of Lyme disease is common.

The bacteria that cause the illness are hard to detect with current lab tests.

Symptoms of Lyme disease sometimes closely resemble those of other illnesses.


Credits for Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Christine Hahn MD - Epidemiology
W. David Colby IV MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease


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