First symptom is physical, the tick bite leaves a circular diverging rash on the skin, and redness increases at that place. You cannot diagnose the severity of the disease at this stage. Mostly people do not care about such rashes and do not try to dig out the reasons behind it.
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After a few days, the bacterium multiplies itself and spreads into the entire body by entering the blood stream. Gradually, the host human can feel the lumps arising at different places of the body such as ear lobes. It is not necessary that it appears at the same place where the tick had bitten.
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Considering the transportation of bacterium through blood, the next symptoms of the disease can be the changes in heartbeat, which may cause dizziness, heart palpitations, flu, fever, headache and pain in joints and muscles. People may take it as fatigue and would not consult the doctor at first, which can be dangerous for them and worsen their disease.
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If the disease remains untreated, it will disturb mental health of the patient and bring up few worst symptoms like meningitis, encephalitis, radiculoneuritis, loss of memory and disturbance in sleep.
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The disease will continue effecting central nervous system and cause pain in entire body, numbness, loss of concentration, schizophrenia, panic attacks, anxiety, delusions, Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA) in which skin becomes thin, hairless and dry.
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