Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is endemic to Long Island.


It is caused by a bacteria and is transmitted by a tick. The involvement of the body’s joints may occur months after initial exposure.  As such, symptoms of joint pain and/or swelling can occur throughout the year.  A blood test will confirm a Lyme Disease diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, referral to an Infectious Disease specialist is made. The typical course of treatment for Lyme Disease is a month of antibiotics.

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