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Paediatric Lyme Disease

Children can be bitten by ticks and be at risk of Lyme disease afterwards. Transfer of the bacteria to the foetus in utero is also well documented and acknowledged.

The presentation in children is entirely different to adults. For a very good treatise on this subject refer to this article by Dr Ann F Corson 

http://www.publichealthalert.org/pdf/2009/2009_10.pdf

The American LDA has much useful information at

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=12&Itemid=147

Lyme disease can be (but not necessarily) the underlying cause in such problems as:

ADD ADHD Autism Aspbergers and the list goes on and on