HANK MORGAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HANK MORGAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lyme disease. Mother helping her daughter with an injection of antibiotics; treatment for Lyme disease. The antibiotic (penicillin G sodium) is administered every four hours using an intravenous catheter and a small electric pump. Lyme disease is caused by a tick- borne spirochaete bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. The symptoms include skin lesions, neurological and cardiac abnormalities & recurrent or chronic arthritis.
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