New study reveals long-term effects of chronic Lyme Disease

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- There's new evidence that shows that for some people, Lyme Disease could have long-lasting effects such as fatigue, pain, insomnia, and depression.

And those symptoms can last even when blood tests no longer detect the bacteria that causes the disease.

This has been a controversial issue in the medical community, whether the effects of the tick-borne illness can persist.

The researchers are from Johns Hopkins and they say based on their study, they believe there is such a thing as Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.

It can be diagnosed with a thorough examination of symptoms.

There are about 300-thousand cases of Lyme Disease every year in the United States and that number is climbing.


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