Borrelia miyamotoi rash is breaking the myth that rashes caused by borreliosis (Lyme disease) must expand beyond 5 cm.
Canada has Borrelia miyamotoi and other borrelia from coast to coast. The standard guidelines imposed on doctors state myths about rashes that science has shown us are not correct…
- The guidelines state that 60-80% of people will get a rash, NOT TRUE Only a small subset of the borrelia bacteria will cause any rash.
- Rashes must expand to 5 cm and beyond to be from Lyme borreliosis. NOT TRUE If a rash occurs it can be very different from what doctors are educated to look for.
- Typically the rash will take the form of a bull’s eye or target. NOT TRUE
It is important for physicians to have correct information.
For example if you have a Borrelia miyamotoi infection the rash is rare and if it occurs it can look like this.
We do not have data on other Borrelia such as Borrelia hermsii.