TheChiswickresident didn't notice anything was wrong until a large "bull's eye rash
" developed around the tick bite on her calf.
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.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ id-mi/tickinfo-eng.php).
The hallmark of early Lyme Disease is the bull's eye rash
, called Erythema Migrans, that begins at the site of the tick bite and expands to a dimension of over 5 centimeters.
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.
Erythema migrans, the characteristic bull's eye rash
, appears only in the early stage; neurologic involvement may develop at any time.
Diagnosis is made on the basis of the bull's eye rash
and the presence (finding) of tick.