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 Arthritis and Lyme - what is the link?

In the following paragraphs, we will attempt to explain the relationship between the arthritis and Lymebecause Some studies have shown a cause-effect relationship between the two pathologies.. When Lyme is not properly treated and becomes chronic, our bodies are exposed to the consequences of the infection. One of these is the involvement of the joints of the extremities, both upper and lower.

In short, below we provide the reader with all the information on this subject and if there are still any doubts, at Biosalud Day Hospital we can address your problem with a personal consultation.

Relationship between Lyme disease and arthritis

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease is very important for several reasons, one of which is because of the link between Lyme disease and the disease. arthritis and Lyme. The longer the body is infected with Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, the more likely it is that the bacteria will accumulate in the major joints, and this can lead to arthritis. It all starts with a simple insect bite.

Arthritis causes wear and tear of the cartilage and this results in severe pain when playing sports, climbing stairs, jumping, squatting or even walking in the most severe cases of arthritis.

Duration of Lyme arthritis

 The Lyme disease and arthritis may have a longer than desirable relationship if the infection moves from the early localised phase to the disseminated phase and finally to the late phase, without the recommended diagnosis. The important thing is to apply the appropriate treatment as soon as possible to put an end to both diseases.

Prognosis of Lyme arthritis

 Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which has a steady degenerative progression if you don't opt for a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis adequate, the Lyme arthritis can be tackled by applying the treatment of Lyme disease.

If the right therapy is implemented, the Lyme disease will disappear and this will cause the joints to become less swollen and finally the pain will disappear.

Recurrent late Lyme arthritis

 Late-stage Lyme, when many months have passed since infection with Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and no treatment has been carried out. diagnosis of Lyme is the one in which the Lyme arthritis. It is in this type of pathology, which lasts for months, that the joints suffer the aforementioned inflammation.

On these lines, we have addressed the relationship between the Lyme disease and arthritis. At Biosalud Day Hospital we can help with treatment and diagnosis.

External sources

New York State. Department of Health


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