Does Lyme's Disease Cause ALS?

Lyme disease is not known to cause ALS, but it is often included in the blood work when a patient is being evaluated for ALS. Lyme disease can cause many neurologic symptoms and some of those symptoms can mimic ALS. This means that Lyme disease which affects the nervous system may look very similar to ALS, but is not the disease itself. Lyme disease is usually treated with antibiotics, but ALS is not typically treated with those medications.

If you have an ALS or other neurological disease diagnosis, our team can support you in a number of ways through virtual neurologist visits, genetic testing, insurance navigation, care coordination and mental health support.

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