Lyme Disease : A Chronic Medical Mystery

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Lyme Disease: A chronic medical mystery Introduction One of the most common Tick communicable diseases plaguing the United States today is a human transferable infection called Lyme disease, which is spread by Deer Ticks Ixodes scapularis, they are small arthropods often found in wooded areas of eastern United states (Orkin.com “Deer ticks” accessed may 8 2016); transmission of the infection occurs when an contaminated deer tick I. scapularis bites its victim transmitting the blood borne infection to its host; a bacteria called spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. (CDC) invades the body and begins it journey of destruction. Symptoms are not felt right away, yet over the…show more content…
As symptoms persist patients begin to experience joint pain, neurological symptoms such as despondency, and facial weakness. The mechanism of how this disease operates is fairly undefined. (“Infectious disease). We will tackle the origins of this bacterial infection, the Etiology and pathophysiology of Lyme disease, next explore studies on diagnosis and treatment available and conclude with issues and solutions surrounding its nature. Photograph #1
CDC Signs and Symptoms of Untreated Lyme disease. "Classic" erythema migrants Rash.N.d. N.p.

Origins, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
In the year 1883, German Physician Alfred Buchwald determined an unusual infection of skin affliction (ACA) Acrodermatitis chronic atrophicans in its late stage, the acute symptoms fibrosis of the skin causing extreme inflammation were determined to be caused by an infection of Borrelia afzelii, a strain of Lyme disease found in Europe. (Lymediseaseguide.org “What is Lyme disease” May 29, 2016). According to the CDC Lyme disease was nationally recognized in the United States, during the late 1970’s, a rheumatologist from Yale provided the first example of the affliction; initially it was deemed an unconventional onset, of pubescent rheumatoid arthritis, in a town called Lyme, Connecticut yet over the course of his studies it was later determined to be an arthropod vector transmitting disease.
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