Definition of Lyme disease

1. Noun. An acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick.

Exact synonyms: Lyme Arthritis
Generic synonyms: Zoonosis, Zoonotic Disease



Definition of Lyme disease

1. Noun. (disease) Infection by a bacterium of the genus ''Borrelia'' which is transmitted by ticks. Symptoms include a rash followed by fever, joint pain, and headaches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lyme disease

1. A bacterial disease caused by the micro-organism (spirochete) Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterium was discovered in 1982, although the clinical disease was first described in 1977. Infection occurs after the bite of an infected tick. The incubation period is approximately 14 days. Symptoms include a large circular red rash at the bite site (50-60% of cases), malaise, fever, headache, muscle aches and swollen lymph nodes. If untreated may progress to arthritis and compromise heart function. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyme Disease

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Literary usage of Lyme disease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"Lyme disease Description Lyme disease results from infection with spirochetes belonging ... In Europe and Asia, most cases of Lyme disease are caused by B. ..."

2. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"The division also manages a national surveillance system and a national reference laboratory for Lyme disease. 1282 Division of Viral and Rickettsial ..."

3. Defense Vaccines: Force Protection Or False Security? edited by Dan Burton (2001)
"That is from SmithKline Beecham, the only manufacturer of Lyme disease vaccine. Mr. BURTON. From what company? Mr. BURTON. I just wanted to know if you had ..."

4. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, 1999 edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"OBJECTIVES: To develop and implement practical and effective measures for the primary and secondary prevention of Lyme disease. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project ..."

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