Meaning of Lyme disease

Lyme' disease"

Pronunciation: (līm), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an acute inflammatory disease caused by a tick-borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, characterized by recurrent episodes of decreasing severity in which joint swelling, fever, and rash occur, sometimes with cardiac or nervous system complications.
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