Why is it so Hard to get a Lyme Disease Diagnosis?

Health Magazine—June 30, 2015

Health Magazine reports on the challenges associated with diagnosing Lyme disease. This report comes after singer Avril Lavigne publicized the struggles she experienced living with Lyme disease and being misdiagnosed.

Most cases of Lyme disease are caught and treated much earlier, says Anne R. Bass, MD, rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, and this degree of misdiagnosis isn’t very common. But pinpointing this type of infection is not an exact science, and symptoms are not always crystal clear.

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