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​​Co-Infections

Lyme is just one of many infections transmitted by ticks.  Learn the signs and symptoms of the co-infections also transmitted by ticks.  These diseases can cause dibilitating symptoms and even death if not treated.  Testing for them is very inaccurate and should be done by a physician specializing in tick-borne infections.  Here are just a few known co infections and their symptoms.  Learn the facts!  Together we can make a difference!

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Babesia– Air Hunger, Cough, Fatigue, Fevers, Headache, Encephalopathy, Night Sweats

Bartonella– Stretch mark like rash, Sore throat, Abnormal liver enzymes, Endocarditis, Immune deficiency, Myocarditis, Hemolysis with anemia

Ehrlichia– Headaches, myalgias, ongoing fatigue, persistent leukopenia, elevated liver enzymes

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)– High Fever, Severe headache, Chills, Fatigue, Muscle pain, Nausea, GI issues

Mycoplasma Femetans – Flu like aches and pains, Cramps spasms night sweats, Intermittent fevers, Memory loss, Depression, Irritability, Anxiety, GI issues, Nausea

Tick Paralysis – Full body paralysis without prior weakness

Q Fever – High Fever, Sore throat, Nausea, Chest pain, Headache, Malaise, Clay-colored stools, Diarrhea, Cough

STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness)
– Also known as Masters disease occurs after bite of a Lone Star Tick

Powassan Virus – Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround brain and spinal cord), Fever, Vomiting, Confusion, Speech difficulties, Headache, Weakness, Memory Loss

Tularemia– Fever, Chills, Headache, Muscle Aches, Dry cough, Weight loss, Swollen glands, Extreme fatigue, Progressive weakness, Exhaustion, Sore throat, Mouth sores