Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis, based on signs/symptoms, with consideration given to other
factors such as: exposure to endemic areas, history of a tick bite, response to treatment, and test
results. There is no test that can first definitely prove that a patient is infected with the LD
bacterium and then prove that a patient has become bacterium-free. There is no test that can
definitively Rule Out Lyme Disease! Lyme disease usually starts with flu-like symptoms. About
60% of light-skinned patients notice an enlarging rash days to weeks after a tick bite. Early
symptoms may go unnoticed or quickly disappear, and serious multi-systemic problems may later
occur. Because LD can imitate other diseases, it is sometimes misdiagnosed. Sometimes, skin
discoloration around the bite site occurs during the bite or soon after tick removal. If it
disappears within a day, it is most likely the skin's reaction to the wound and not a sign of LD
infection. Only a Physician who is very familiar with Lyme Disease can make a proper diagnosis!
Lyme Disease has very similar symptoms as many other disorders, so sometimes diagnosis can be
very difficult! Below are articles on many different Diseases confused with lyme Disease!
Lyme Disease Can Mimic ALS,Parkinsons disease, MS, Bells Palsy, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Neuritis, Psychiatric Illnesses Such As Schizophrenia, Chronic Fatigue, Heart Failure, Angina, Irregular Heart Rhythms, Fibromyalgia, Dermatitis, Autoimmune Diseases Such As Scleroderma & Lupus, Eye Inflammatory Reactions, Sudden Deafness, SIDS, ADHD, Chronic Pain & Many Other Conditions!