Pediatric Lyme Disease Symptoms by odq14517

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									              Pediatric Lyme Disease Symptoms

Neuropsychological Symptoms:

     Decreased attention/mental tracking
     Short term memory impairment
     Decreased receptive language/auditory processing
     Delayed speech development
     Difficulties with abstract reasoning
     Outbursts/impulsivity
     Mood swings
     Irritability/weepiness

Physical Symptoms:

     Headaches
     Stiff neck
     Sensitivity to light or sound
     Fatigue
     Arthritis/joint pains
     Abdominal pain/nausea/diarrhea
     Chest pains
     Palpitations
     Numbness/tingling/shooting pains
     Sleep disturbances
     Increased nightmares/upsetting dreams
     New onset bedwetting
     New onset asthma

Facts:

   At least half of all cases have no history of tick attachment
   Approximately 60% have reported a rash
   Flu like symptoms (lo grade fevers, muscle aches, fatigue, & joint
    pains) common early in the course of lyme disease

								
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