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Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria-related Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. A rapidly growing red rash on the skin at the site of the tick bite is a typical sign of early localized infection, and it is often bull's-eye shaped. Lyme disease's early disseminated stage occurs when the bacteria is spread throughout the body in the bloodstream. Lyme disease's late disseminated stage can occur months to years after the tick bite. In rare circumstances, the late disseminated stage may also cause neurological problems. Individuals with chronic Lyme disease syndrome experience extreme exhaustion, muscle and joint ache, headache, or difficulty concentrating after antibiotic therapy, though there are no signs of the bacteria in the body. After successful antibiotic therapy, very seldom, people suffer joint pain and swelling for months or years.
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