Children and Lyme Disease

    • Lyme Disease Overview

      Children ages 5 to 9 face the greatest risk of contracting Lyme disease, according to the CDC.

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    • Lyme Disease Basics

      There are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease reported in the U.S. every year.

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    • Lyme Disease Symptoms

      Lyme disease is a multi-systemic illness and can affect any part of the body.

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    • Lyme Disease Diagnosis

      Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis, based on a patient’s medical history…

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    • Lyme Disease Prevention

      The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to avoid areas where ticks hang out….

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    • Lyme Disease Infographic

      Infographic to help you understand the impact Lyme disease has on children’s lives.

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    • Tick Facts

      The longer an infected tick is attached, the greater the risk of contracting Lyme disease.

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    • FAQs

      Frequently asked questions about children and Lyme disease with video & audio interviews.

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    • Videos & Books

      Resource section with recommended videos and books to learn more about Lyme disease.

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    • Resources

      Lyme Organizations, Financial Assistance and Physician Referral Resources.

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    • We were at my family’s camp. I told my mom that my knee was swollen. It was very swollen but I hadn’t twisted it or fell while playing. There was nothing to explain it. We never thought of Lyme. I got joint pain in my hands, knees and feet, fatigue and brain fogginess. I had to quit my dancing class and started taking medicine. I’m not tired anymore and I’m dancing again.

      Courtney from Michigan. Diagnosed: Lyme disease at age 10
    • When I was 15, I was bitten by a tick while hunting. I never saw a rash. Several months after the bite, I started feeling sick. I lost weight, got a lot of sore throats and fevers and my muscles ached. My fingers and shoulder started twitching and my legs hurt so much I almost had to quite the basketball team. I was diagnosed with Lyme and treated for over a year. I’m better now and attend college. I’d like to tell all the doctors in our state that I am a testament to the fact that there is Lyme disease in Texas.

      Lee from Texas. Diagnosed: Lyme disease at age 15

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