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What are the advanced symptoms of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease can get worse if it is not treated. Signs can include severe fatigue; fever; a stiff, aching neck; tingling or numbness in the fingers and toes; or facial paralysis.

In its advanced stages, Lyme disease may cause painful arthritis; numbness in the arms, hands, or legs; severe headaches; long- or short-term memory loss; confusion; dizziness; and problems in seeing or hearing.

Some of these signs could indicate problems with the brain or nervous system. Lyme disease may also cause heart problems such as an irregular or rapid heartbeat.

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