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Early symptoms of this disease are flu like and are therefore often misdiagnosed. Two New Lennox residents were diagnosed as having Lou Gehrig's disease for several years. Russel Johnston contracted Lyme disease in 1998 and the infection resulted in rheumatoid arthritis. He subsequently had knee replacement surgery. Early detection of Lyme disease is easily cured by antibiotics.
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About: Easily curable Lyme disease leads to serious consequences when misdiagnosed
Date: 2 May 2004
Source: Daily Southtown
Author: Jennifer Martike
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