From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:
- What Lyme disease is and how it is spread by ticks
- The symptoms of tick bites and advice about tick removal
- The symptoms of Lyme disease and how it is diagnosed and treated
- The advice and support pharmacists can give to these patients
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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection resulting from the bite of a tick infected with Borrelia burgdorferi. It often results in initial flu-like symptoms and a distinctive bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) around the bite. It can be treated and cleared with antibiotics, but if left untreated can spread to the joints, heart, eyes and nervous system.
How does the tick spread Lyme disease?
Ticks are part of the
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