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Why Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease Are Getting Misdiagnosed for Each Other

Make sure you protect yourself!

Knowledge about disease is the best defense against misdiagnosis, which is why it is important to pay attention to your body. While it is not possible to avoid RA, it is possible to stay protected against Lyme disease. For those who are living or visiting a rural area where there are a lot of tall grass covered areas, wearing insect repellent clothing and using insect repellent products can help to protect against exposure to harmful objects such as ticks.

References

https://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/ra-or-lyme#1

www.rheumatologynetwork.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/systemic-arthritis-after-lyme-disease

www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/60443

www.healthline.com/health/lyme-disease

www.healthline.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis

www.healthandwellnessssa.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-diagnosis/