Lyme disease is named for the vicinity in Connecticut where patients were studied due to the similarity in their symptoms. Once the disease was found, it took a couple of years to isolate how it was transmitted and what actually triggerd it. A bacterium, borrelia burgdorferi, produces the infection and is transmitted through deer tick stings.
The earliest sign of Lyme disease infection is the appearance of a rash in generally circular form (bull's eye rash) that spreads rather quickly (erythma migrans). If left untreated, the bacteria can produce much more crucial health issues, than a simple rash that will run its course.
For Lyme disease pictures of the bacterium and the bulls-eye rash you can merely do a Google image search for them. There are literally thousands of examples of Lyme disease pictures on a range of body parts to examine and use for reference.
The finding of the disease was the results of several parents letting researchers know that their children were all being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Tests were run and the joint problems were traced to being infected by the deer tick and its infectious bacteria.
Lyme disease is more dominant in rural regions where deer live and roam. It is mostly concentrated in New England and the Upper Midwest. There are a few regions of New York where fifty percent of the ticks are tainted with the Lyme disease bacteria.
For more varied lime disease pictures including those of the deer tick and how it attaches itself to the body, please consult with your local physician for more information and pics.
In a few, later stages Lyme disease victims, the bacteria can produce extreme arthritis in a joint, usually a knee. The arthritis is almost always centered in only one joint, not both parts. In other later stage cases there may be nerve damage that initiates facial tics or even palsy.