Physician Pamphlets

Easy to read information for a variety of Lyme related topics

 

  • LymeR Primer (pdf) Awareness Brochure: symptoms, tests, tick identification, diseases ticks carry, prevention, tick removal, tick testing, general facts and symptoms about Lyme and many tick-borne diseases.

Lyme Signs & Symptoms Rash: Only about 9% get the classic bull’s eye rash. Others may get another type of EM rash or may get no rash at all. Rash at other than bite site may be disseminated disease.

Musculoskeletal: joint/muscle pain in feet, ankle pain, shin splints, joint pain or swelling, stiffness of the joints, neck or back, muscle pain or cramps that migrate, TMJ, neck creaks & cracks, neck stiffness.

Reproductive: testicular pain/pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, milk production (lactation), sexual dysfunction or loss of libido.

Cardiac/Pulmonary: chest pain or rib soreness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block, heart murmur.

Neurological: muscle twitching, headache, tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy), dizziness, poor balance, increased motion sickness, light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, tremor, confusion, difficulty thinking/concentrating/ reading, forgetfulness, poor short term memory, disorientation (getting lost, going to wrong place), difficulty with speech, double or blurry vision, eye pain, blindness, increased floaters, increased sensitivity to light or sound, buzzing or ringing in ears, ear pain, decreased hearing, seizure activity, white matter lesions, low blood pressure.

Neuropsychiatric: mood swings, violent outbursts, irritability, depression, disturbed sleep (too much, too little, early awakening), personality changes, obsessive – compulsive disorder (OCD), paranoia, panic/anxiety attacks, hallucinations.

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting, GERD, change in bowel function (constipation, diarrhea), gastritis, abdominal cramping, cystitis, irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction, newly diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Other: fever, sweats, or chills, weight change (loss or gain), fatigue, tiredness, hair loss, swollen glands, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swelling around the eyes, burning in feet, swelling.

Lyme from Borrelia mayonii Early symptoms: fever, headaches, rash, neck pain Later: arthritis. Difference from Borrelia burgdorferi may include nausea & vomiting, diffuse rashes, higher concentration of bacteria in blood. Choice of treatment depends on length & severity of illness & potential for co-infections.

 

  • What Every Primary Care Clinician Should Know About The Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

  • – PTDE – Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education

    Founded in 2015, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education’s (PTDE) mission is to provide online and in-person educational content and materials on tick-borne diseases that can be acquired in the United States. PTDE develops resources that discuss the scientific and clinical evidence for a variety of learners, with content specific to the needs of individual medical professional groups and the general public. PTDE believes that a common understanding of the evidence will encourage the development and use of effective disease prevention programs and foster communication between patients and healthcare professionals that will lead to innovative approaches for diagnosing and managing tick-borne illnesses.

 

  • Psychiatric Lyme: What Every Mental Health Specialist Should Know About Lyme and Tick Borne Illness

  • ILADS – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

  • ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical society dedicated to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and associated diseases through research, education and policy. We strongly support physicians, scientists, researchers and other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and associated diseases.

 

 

For over 25 years, IGeneX has been at the forefront of Lyme disease and other tick-borne related illnesses.  Lyme and tick-borne testing has been our specialty.  The company has not only made a profound impact on how these diseases get diagnosed more accurately with their testing diagnostics, it has also been instrumental in training physicians to better understand tick-borne diseases and become Lyme literate.

 

  • Top Ten Tips to Prevent Chronic Lyme Disease Brochure

  • ILADS – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

    Chronic Lyme disease patients may face a long hard fight to wellness.  People with chronic Lyme can have many debilitating symptoms, including severe fatigue, anxiety, headaches and joint pain.  Typically, chronic Lyme patients have a poorer quality of life than patients with diabetes or a heart condition.

 

 

 

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