Neurologist Questions Lyme Disease

Stage 3 Lyme or M.S.?

7 years ago I had an engorged deer tick and developed a bulls eye rash. The blood test at that time was negative, so it went untreated. Recently I was hospitalized with symptoms and testing (spinal tap) that suggest possible Multiple Sclerosis. It is my understanding that Lyme Disease has been again ruled out. Is an engorged deer tick followed by a bulls eye rash ALWAYS indicative of Lyme Disease?

Female | 46 years old
Complaint duration: months
Conditions: joint pain, fatigue, vision problems

1 Answer

It is highly suspicious for Lyme disease, but not pathognomonic.