Lyme disease fact sheet for parents
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector Borne Diseases. Bacterial Diseases Branch.
Series:Ticks and Lyme disease
Description:Children and Lyme disease -- What to expect from your child’s appointment -- Treatment of Lyme disease in children -- Helping your child recover -- Protect your family from Lyme disease -- Additional information.
Although anyone can get Lyme disease, children spend a lot of time outdoors and are at particular risk.
Reasons to suspect that your child may have Lyme disease include:
• Your family lives in or has visited a region where Lyme disease is commonly found
• You know or suspect that your child has been exposed to ticks
• Your child is experiencing symptoms such as rash, fever, chills, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, or facial paralysis
Children sometimes experience joint pain as their first, and possibly only, symptom of Lyme disease. If you suspect that your child may have Lyme disease, seek care promptly.
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