An EM rash may appear in some cases

Lyme Disease and the EM Rash

An erythema migrans otherwise known as an EM, is the rash associated with Lyme disease. The rash does not occur in every case of Lyme disease but if a patient does present with an EM rash then no blood test is required and treatment should be prescribed immediately as per […]

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Group Projects 2018

2018 has been an incredible year for LDUK. Our community has grown bigger by the day and we continue to be inspired by all the hard work and determination we see. So much has been going on, from new local support groups popping up to the fantastic efforts lobbying support […]

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Wake Up To Lyme Campaign 2017

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! LDUK wants to prevent further people being infected with Lyme disease this Summer. Our ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign aims to raise awareness on how to prevent tick bites, how to safely remove ticks and the importance of early treatment for those people who become […]

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Lyme Disease Can Destroy Lives

For many people with ongoing health problems, life has changed since a diagnosis and they’ve had to adapt their work, adjust to medications and find ways to fit their illness around their lives. These are often the people you think of when you hear ‘chronic illness’. These are the people […]

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In My Blood – A Story of Lyme Disease in the UK

    In my Blood is an in depth look at the complex and baffling world of Lyme disease in the UK, as told by people whose lives have been shaped by it. The piece starts with the difficulties surrounding diagnosis and how many patients took years to finally get […]

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Congenital Lyme Disease

Whilst patients and some researchers suspect various ways in which the Borrelia bacteria can be transmitted, so far the only proven methods are through tick bites, congenitally and, probably, via blood transfusions. In this guest blog post, the published evidence is summarised on congenital Lyme disease. Confusion over congenital Lyme […]

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Vis-a-Vis Symposiums event, October 2016

The charity Vis-a-Vis Symposiums is hosting an event in London on 1st October 2016 where international experts will give informative presentations aimed at doctors and vets. The speakers are Dr Raxlen and Dr Spector from the USA, Professor Perronne from France, Dr Jack Lambert from Ireland and Dr Hany Elsheikha […]

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Caudwell Lyme Disease Website Launches!

We are delighted to announce that Caudwell Lyme Disease charity has now launched its website which can be found here. Congratulations to John Caudwell and CEO Veronica Hughes for producing such an informative resource which gives patients a much needed voice and tells the story of so many Lyme disease […]

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