What other diseases can mimic Lyme disease?
Called the “great imitator,” Lyme disease can present a variety of symptoms that mimic a wide range of illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, insomnia, and autoimmune disorders such as RA and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Can Lyme disease be something else?
Lyme can be present and look like something else, such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or dementia. Lyme is called ‘the great imitator’ for that reason.”
Can lupus be mistaken for Lyme disease?
It’s not uncommon to mistake lupus symptoms for symptoms of various viral and bacterial infections. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that has many lupus-like symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, joint pain, fever, and skin rashes.
Is Lyme disease often misdiagnosed?
Misdiagnosis of Lyme disease is common. The bacteria that cause the illness are hard to detect with current lab tests. People often test positive for Lyme disease when in fact they have a different bacterial illness.