All Lyme Disease Articles

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. When Nicole Greene was bitten she had never even heard of Lyme disease. Here is her story.

Learn more about Lyme disease—how it's transmitted, why it's so difficult to diagnose and who gets it. One woman's story of chronic pain and persistence.

Detection of Lyme disease can be difficult, especially in later stages.

If a person's Lyme disease is not detected and treated early, the result can be lingering symptoms, even after treatment with antibiotics.

Eighty to 90% of patients with early stage Lyme disease will be successfully treated with a course of antibiotics.

Antibiotics are the treatment for early stages of Lyme disease. If a person develops Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, then a combination of medications, including for joint, muscle, and nerve pain, may be required.

There are three stages of Lyme disease

Bulls-eye rash is the best known symptoms of early stage Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is reaching epidemic proportions in some regions of the United States. 

Lyme disease is most common in northeastern states, from Virginia to Maine; north-central states; and the northwest.