How does Lyme disease affect the body?

Lyme disease is the result of an infection caused by a deer tick bite. The deer tick carries an infection that causes a variety of symptoms in people. These symptoms, such as fatigue, rash, joint pain, and aches, can continue until the infection has cleared up. In addition, Lyme disease may lead to ongoing fatigue, joint pain and swelling, cardiac arrhythmia, and problems with your nervous system. Lyme disease may also affect your thinking abilities and memory.

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