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Is it possible that Lyme Disease can be transmitted from one to another?

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Is it possible that Lyme Disease can be transmitted from one spouse to another? The wife has had the disease for at least three years and now her husband is having signs bleeding in the brain, shooting pains in the brain, and legs not functioning well. In mid-50s, caucasian. The doctors have no idea what could be causing his problems. Wife wonders if he could have caught her still-active disease.
Posted Fri, 20 Dec 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Haseena Hamdani 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Lyme disease is caused by tick carrying bacteria. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Health Care Magic, Lyme disease is caused by Tick. If they are living in such area where Ticks are common, then it could be possible reason for his symptoms. usually tick are very small and not visible. If there is any doubt, his doctor can advise for blood test for Antibodies which can rule out Lyme disease. usually these antibody tests are very specific and can definitely confirm the diagnosis.Lyme disease does not transmitted by person to person, or from one spouse to another. I hope I have answered your question. you are welcome for any further query. Dr H Hamdani
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