Tick related illnesses
Hi Mr. XXXXXXX
Tick borne diseases do present as chronic illnesses with Lymes disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever most common.
Lymes disease is caused by a bacteria called as Borrelia burgoferi which presents as a three stage illness.
The first stage is associated with a annular lesion at the tick bite
The second stage is associated with fever, dermatitis
, malaise and generalized weakness. This occurs after two weeks after 1st stage.
The third stage is the chronic stage which is associated with weakness, joint pains
It can be diagnosed by serological tests for IgG antibodies
Treated by antibiotics like doxycycline and penicillins.
Rocky mountain spot fever is a chronic illness caused by Rickettsiae which is associated with fever, rashes and abdominal pain
It can be treated with doxycycline.
I suggest you get yourself tested for the relevant diseases and get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
Please get back if I can assist you further.