Symptoms & Signs A-Z

The most common symptoms in adults are

  • ‘flu like symptoms of aching, fever, headache
  • fatigue
  • sweating
  • joint pain
  • light and sound sensitivity
  • abnormal skin sensations (tingling, numbness, itching)
  • stiff neck
  • erythema migrans rash.

 

Facial palsy in children with headache and fever has been shown to predict early Lyme neuroborreliosis during peak Lyme season (April – Oct).

Lyme disease is systemic, it can affect the whole body. The possible symptoms are listed below but note that most people only have a few. These symptoms can all have causes other than Lyme disease.

This page is in the process of being updated following review. The links provided currently open the abstract of the relevant paper describing the particular symptom, but a mention of the symptom may only appear in the full text which in some cases is available by subscription only. If you wish to know details, please contact us.