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Can Small Ticks Transmit Lyme Disease?

Can Small Ticks Transmit Lyme Disease?

Today, the only tick found to transmit Lyme disease is the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. Its scientific name is Ixodes Scapularis, and it is in the class of Arachnida. Deer ticks are the smallest ticks in the United States and Canada. Deer ticks live...
Recognizing Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Recognizing Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. It is imperative to have conversations about Lyme disease so that everyone understands prevention and intervention methods. Lyme disease can severely impact a person’s life, interfering with how they function physically,...
What You Need to Know About PANDAS Disease in Adults

What You Need to Know About PANDAS Disease in Adults

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) is a disease primarily affecting children, with exceptions. According to the PANDAS Network, it affects 1 in 200 American children. They report that 11% are children...
Does Lyme Disease Affect the Liver?

Does Lyme Disease Affect the Liver?

Does Lyme disease affect the liver? When the body is fighting an infection, it is common for liver enzymes to rise. Because Lyme disease is the fastest-growing tickborne illness, it is crucial to understand how it can impact the liver and the rest of the body. Does...
Is There a Relation Between MCAS and Lyme Disease?

Is There a Relation Between MCAS and Lyme Disease?

Researchers estimate mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) affects up to 17% of the population. Mast cell diseases contain systemic, cutaneous, and smoldering mastocytosis variants. Some people have the symptoms of mast cell disease but do not meet the criteria for a...
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