Health care professionals are increasingly seeing a spike in patients who appear to have a potentially life-threatening illness and doctors are calling for more testing, caution and awareness.
Dr. Michael A. Bekoffs team at Boston University and Harvard Medical School says their new study shows that if patients are found to have Lyme disease symptoms and do not receive timely treatment, they are at an increased risk of death.
In the new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at nearly 7,500 people with Lyme disease diagnosed between 2003 and 2013 in Massachusetts.
The people were divided into two groups: those who had symptoms and those who did not.
The patients were then asked how often they experienced symptoms.
They were also asked if they were diagnosed with Lyme or if they didn’t.
When a person is diagnosed with a Lyme disease illness, symptoms usually start within 24 to 72 hours.
People who have Lyme may not experience symptoms as long as 24 hours after being diagnosed.
People in the other group of people did not experience Lyme symptoms, but their symptoms started as soon as they were found to be infected with Lyme.
In their new research, Bekowski’s team found that people with symptoms who did receive treatment were more likely to die from the disease.
Bekowski and his colleagues say this is not a surprise, given that Lyme disease is a chronic illness that can affect people for life.
They also note that the symptoms tend to be more severe in people with older ages and have been associated with a greater likelihood of dying.
People who have symptoms of the disease can also have health issues, including chronic fatigue, diabetes, arthritis and other health issues.
People with Lyme symptoms may also be at higher risk for death because of a genetic disorder called microcephaly.
Microcephale is a condition in which the brain is abnormally small.
When the brain gets larger, the head can become very small and it may cause symptoms like difficulty seeing and hearing, or difficulty swallowing.
In this study, Beksowski and colleagues say the most common symptoms of microcephela are:People with symptoms of macrocephalo are more likely than people without microcepalia to die of the condition, Besnowski said.
Microcephalia, on the other hand, is a neurological disorder that can cause a brain injury or death.
In this study of more than 1,400 people with microcephi, Beshowitz found that most of the people with this condition also had other neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
Besnowser said there are still many unanswered questions about Lyme disease.
How does it spread?
How do we know if people with the disease are at greater risk for other diseases?
How is it treated?
What treatments are available?
The new study also found that Lyme cases have increased in some states and states in the United States, especially among younger people.
I think that’s really important.”