The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the Missouri Non-Profit Corporation Act. We are an affiliate of the Lyme Disease Association.

Overland Park, KS  |  Email: contactus@lymefight.info  |  Phone: 913.438.5963

Lyme Disease Can Cause

Lyme Disease Can Cause

Lyme Disease can cause other diseases.
  • Fibromyalgia

  • Lupus

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

  • Parkinson’s

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Hypercoagulation

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome

  • Sjorgren's Syndrome

  • Thyroid Disorders, too high or low

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Depression

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Other psychiatric disorders

  • Other

When these are caused by Lyme disease, patients often improve with antibiotic treatment. Many improve dramatically, but it can take a year of treatment or more. The patients may never be totally well. Patients may relapse if treatment is stopped.

Lyme Disease and Autism
  • When autism is caused by Lyme disease, antibiotics may cause a sudden change in behavior.

  • It may become bizarre at first, as the bacteria die off.

  • A few days later, behavior may be normal, but autistic behavior may return after the antibiotic treatment ends.

  • Whenever there is an unusual response to antibiotics, the possibility of Lyme disease should be considered.