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    This 70-year-old man got much more than just Lyme from a tick bite

    The man was suffering from fever, nausea, pain in his leg, and swelling in the ankle, near the bite site.

    The patient had anemia, low platelet count, and acute kidney injury, among other symptoms, and was suspected to have contracted three separate diseases that were causing those issues from the tick bite. His blood tested positive for Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis—all known tick-borne diseases.

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