Lyme Disease (Hardcover) - Yannielli, Len/ Hecht, Alan/ Babcock, Hilary, M.D. (CON)

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Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium carried by ticks. Early Lyme disease symptoms are flu-like, including fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and neck and back pain. A red rash can also occur. After the bacteria spreads through the body, additional symptoms may include joint and muscle pain, and meningitis, Bell''s palsy, and nervous system involvement may arise. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated with a course of antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and prevention includes using insect repellant and removing ticks promptly from skin and clothing. This new edition of Lyme Disease covers the latest research known about the disease, its treatment, and its effects on the human body.

Chapters and topics include:

An Introduction to Lyme Disease

The History of Lyme Disease

The Bacteria

The Tick

Ecology

Lyme Disease Epidemiology

The Tests and Treatments for Lyme Disease

Prevention

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Publisher Facts on File
Mfg Part# 9781617530180
SKU 218183014
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1617530182
Release Date 8/1/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium carried by ticks. Early Lyme disease symptoms are flu-like, including fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and neck and back pain. A red rash can also occur. After the bacteria spreads through the body, additional symptoms may include joint and muscle pain, and meningitis, Bell's palsy, and nervous system involvement may arise. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated with a course of antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and prevention includes using insect repellant and removing ticks promptly from skin and clothing. This new edition of Lyme Disease covers the latest research known about the disease, its treatment, and its effects on the human body.Chapters and topics include:An Introduction to Lyme DiseaseThe History of Lyme DiseaseThe BacteriaThe TickEcologyLyme Disease EpidemiologyThe Tests and Treatments for Lyme DiseasePrevention.

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