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Treatments for Lyme Disease
The specific treatment for Lyme disease depends on how long you have had the disease, when it is diagnosed, and whether there are any complications. In all stages, medications are used. Medications will eliminate the disease or reduce the symptoms and complications.
Treatment involves the following:MedicationsSurgery
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Lyme disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 29, 2012. Accessed September 26, 2012.
Lyme disease treatment. Lyme Disease website. Available at: https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/lyme-disease/treatment. Accessed September 26, 2012.
Treatment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/treatment/index.html. Updated July 26, 2012. Accessed September 26, 2012.
- Reviewer: David L. Horn, MD
- Review Date: 11/2015
- Update Date: 12/20/2014