What do you nkow about LYME?

I was always warned about the dangers of ticks, but never took it seriously--that is until Lyme disease came into my life and ravaged my body and took the use of my legs. It is my mission to not let this happen to YOU. Thanks for coming to my webpage- take the Lyme Quiz to see where you're lyme knowledge really stands.

Lyme disease can affect every organ, muscle, joint, nerve, cell and bodily function if it is not diagnosed in a timely fashion. The longer Lyme goes undiagnosed the more trouble the patient is going to have recovering because the more ineffective their treatment is going to be, and the more likely they are of having a relapse. If a patient either sees the tick on them or sees the bullseye rash and goes to the doctor and recieves immediate treatment their prognosis is great! They have a wonderful chance of living the rest of their life without further complications. But for the rest of us, who get misdiagnosed and wait months, or years to finally be correctly diagnosed with Lyme our stories are much different. We have suffered terribly, our quality of life is horrible, many of us are in wheelchairs and cannot walk because the Lyme bacterium has affected our joints and made us weak. The cognitve symptoms are hard to deal with and the most frustrating in everyday life. Severe headache become something that is always there, you dont remember what a day without pain is like. The only solution once you have chronic lyme disease is to go on long term intervenous antibiotics and to stay on them until you are symptom free or at least feeling well enough to switch to oral medications. Most people with chronic lyme disease will be on some type of antibiotics for the rest of their lives, this is the sad truth. If only more doctors were aware of the devastating effects of lyme, and what symptoms to look for in a patient- we all could be diagnosed sooner and treated more aggressively faster and have a better outcome.

Created by: Jessica Stevens of LymeDisease
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1. Lyme disease occurs in stages according to how long the person has been sick and severity of the illness. How many stages are there?
2. What are the technical names of the three stages?
1. Early Stage/Early Infection. 2. Second Stage/ Early Dissemated. 3. Late stage/ Chronic Lyme.
1. Mild 2. Moderate 3. Severe
1. Stage 1 2. Stage 2 3. Stage 3
3. In 1982 _______________ discovered the causitive agent of Lyme disease- the Spirochete, and had this bacteria named after him.
Dr. Allen Steere
Dr. Willy Burgdorfer
Dr. Joseph Burrascano
4. Which of the following is NOT a theory of a possible mode of tranmission of Lyme/tick borne diseases?
Bite of an infected tick
During pregnancy from mother to child
Through sexual transmission
Through Breast milk
During a blood transfusion
5. How did Lyme disease get its name?
No particular reason
in 1975, a woman named Polly Murray brought to the attention of Yale researchers an unusual cluster of more than 51 cases of mostly pediatric arthritis. In 1977, Dr. Allen Steere and Yale colleagues identified the new clinical entity and named it "Lyme ar
Because the ticks look like limes
Dr. Steere named it
6. Lyme disease can affect:
Joints, bones, muscles
Central Nervous System (brain, memory)
Heart and all other major organs
Skin, cells, nerves
7. True/False Once you get Lyme disease, you are immune and cannot get it again.
8. Lyme disease is commonly misdiagnosed as:
Multiple Sclerosis
Lou Gherigs
Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
9. Yes or no: Even the worst case of Lyme Disease can be cured with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics
10. TRUE OR FALSE: Lyme is only in the northeast and on the east coast:
11. What is the size of a tick at the NYMPH stage?
The size of a dime
The size of a pencil eraser
The size of a baseball
The size of the period at the end of this sentence --> .
12. Which Tick co-infection is very similar to Malaria?
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
13. What is the ONLY symptom that is unique to Lyme and no other diseases, yet only 30-50% of Lyme infected patients get this symptom...
The Bullsye Rash
14. Which of the following is NOT an actual type of tick:
Deer Tick
Western Black Legged Tick
American Dog Tick
Lone Star Tick
Spotted Tick
Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
15. Which is a nonprofit, medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Chronic Lyme and treating the patient until they are well, improving their quality of life, and advancing the standard of care for Lyme and other tick borne dis
The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
The National Institute of Health (NIH)
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
The American Lyme disease Foundation (ALDF)
16. Why should a negative Lyme blood test NOT be used to rule out Lyme disease.
Antibodies against Bb are present, but the laboratory is unable to detect them. (Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) is the Lyme disease bacteria)
The patient's antibodies may be bound with the bacteria with not enough free antibodies available for testing. [I think this reason is very important and prevalent. For this reason, some of the worst cases of Lyme disease test negative - too much bacteria
The currents tests are inaccurate- the miss most cases of Lyme disease, and report many false negative results.
The patient is currently on, or has recently taken, antibiotics. The antibacterial effect of antibiotics can reduce the body's production of antibodies.
The tests are 100% accurate for diagnosing lyme
Answers 1,2,3 and 4
17. Can pets get Lyme?
18. What did you think of my website?
It was great! I learned a lot about Lyme!
It was good- I learned some things about Lyme.
It was okay- Could have been better.
Ehhh--I didnt like it
It needs a lot of work
It should be taken off the web

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