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    Ask the pediatrician: Lyme disease

    Published on May 28, 2015 By Craig Collison, MD, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

    Hi Dr. C., Now that the weather is warmer, my kids are outside all the time. I’m worried about Lyme disease. What can I do to help protect them from ticks? This is a concern that I hear from a lot of parents. To help prevent tick bites and Lyme disease, keep the following information in mind when out in the woods this summer. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease results from being bitten by a deer tick that is infected with a certain bacterium. It can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early enough. However, if left untreated, it can cause severe arthritis, heart problems, and ner...

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