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Lyme Disease Quiz
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1. Lyme disease has been reported:
'Only in the Northwestern part of the United States'
'Only in New England and the mid-Atlantic states (environs of Lyme, Connecticut)'
'In about half of the states in U.S.'
'In nearly every state in the U.S.'
2. Lyme disease is accurately confirmed and diagnosed:
'Only on the basis of a blood test'
'Only on the basis of a rash and a tick bite'
'Based on multiple variables, including a blood test and the patient's symptoms'
3. Through which of the following ways can someone contract Lyme disease?
'A) A bite from a Lyme-infected tick'
'B) A pregnant woman passing Lyme disease to the fetus'
'C) Kissing, sexual contact or sharing a glass with someone infected with Lyme'
'A & B'
'A & C'
'B & C'
4. The percentage of people with Lyme disease who develop the characteristic bull's eye rash are:
'Less than 50%'
5. All cases of Lyme disease can be successfully treated with a 3- to 4-week course of antibiotics.
6. Lyme disease is the only worrisome tick-borne illness.
7. Which of the following are symptoms of Lyme disease: (select the best answer)
'Tingling in the extremities'
'Joint and muscle pain'
'Stiffness in the neck, back, or jaw'
'Bell's palsy (facial paralysis)'
'A rash at the site of the bite, often a bull's eye rash'
'All psychiatric disturbances, including psychosis and extreme disorders'
'All of the above'
'None of the above'
8. Lyme disease can be devastating but it is still a rare disease, affecting fewer than 10,000 Americans annually.
9. When the patient is chronically ill and doctors cannot find a cause for the symptoms, should Lyme disease be considered?
10. Is Lyme disease found only in the United States?
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