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Ticks may cause double trouble, Stanford scientists find
Date:2/18/2014

aid Kathleen O'Rourke, a co-founder and advisory board member of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. When O'Rourke sought help for her 9-year-old son suffering from Lyme-like symptoms including intense fatigue, a pediatrician listed a range of possible issues, but not Lyme. "We were told there is no Lyme in California," she said. Five months later, when her son was almost too weak to walk, O'Rourke found a doctor who ran a battery of tests that found Lyme.

After a year and a half of heavy antibiotic doses, O'Rourke's son was back to normal. O'Rourke wasn't as lucky. After getting her own Lyme diagnosis, she suffered through four years of treatment and lingering symptoms. The pain of unmedicated childbirth "was nothing compared to this," she said. "The pain was excruciating. It was like liquid fire in the joints."


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Contact: Rob Jordan
rjordan@stanford.edu
650-721-1881
Stanford University
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