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Infectious Diseases

Lyme disease

10/27/2005

Question:

my son had a deer tick 1 year ago would this cause him to vomit at any time even now 1 year later and he gets headaches and claims his leg musclue hurt once and awhile . he is 6 years old now .thank you for your time. carrie litchke

Answer:

The symptoms you are describing are "nonspecific," meaning they could be caused by a lot of things. Your son should see a physician, and you should tell the physician about the deer tick and any other illness he's had.

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Response by:

Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati