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Lyme Disease

"Lyme Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe. It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations. The disease was formerly known as Lyme arthritis and first discovered at Old Lyme, Connecticut.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lyme Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lyme Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 301 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 1993
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