I was lucky, though, and noticed the bull's eye rash
on my arm about two weeks later.
It is important therefore that clinicians do not rely solely on the presence or absence of a bull's eye rash
for their diagnosis (www.
At present, however, CF members' beware: If you are bitten by a deer tick and a bull's eye rash
appears, your best option may be to immediately seek your voluntary release.
The classic bull's eye rash
is found in less than 50% of patients, so a clinical diagnosis is essential, since early diagnosis and appropriate treatment help to prevent Lyme from becoming chronic.
We know testing is highly unreliable, missing up to 50 percent of the cases, and a bull's eye rash
occurs in only half the patients.
Unlike humans, dogs do not exhibit the telltale red bull's eye rash
, which may occur at the area of the bite on an infected human, making the disease even more difficult to diagnose.