Erythra migrans (Bulls' Eye Rash)
Photo of an advanced
Bull's Eye rash on the knee of a patient.
Presentation of Lyme Rash
Rash presenting puritic lesions. Very often mistaken for
common spider bite. This presentation type is not very common
but is known to be connected.
Common Lyme Rash
Common site rash at bite
location. You can see the darker spot in the middle where the
tick was attached.
Severe Lyme Rash
Another site rash displaying more severe infection around
Size of Nymphal Tick.. very easy to
Poppy-seed sized nymphal
ticks are very hard to detect. They can bite you and fall off
before they are noticed.
Fully Engorged Tick
A great photo showing the completely engorged underbelly
of the adult tick after feeding on a host. The larger
egg-shaped black area above the head is actually the tick's
back.The large bean-shaped 'body' is actually the swollen
Female with Egg Cluster
This female has just
laid over 10,000 eggs. She then turns and buries her head in
her cluster where she will die. Her body then becomes food to
feed her babies when they hatch.
Close Up of Barbed Tick
An electron microscope image of the head of a common
tick, showing its complex barbed mouthpiece which it buries in
its unsuspecting host to feed from.
Cluster of Spirochetes
Cluster of Spirochetes
that will form a gelatinous mass (biofilm) around them to
protect them from Antibiotics. This is how they survive Abx
to become chronic in your
LifeCycle of Ticks
Basic outline of the
lifecycle of a tick.
Close Up of Cysts being formed by a
Cysts, (or 'eggs') being
formed by borrelia spirochetes. These cysts are extremely
resilient and can withstand cryo-therapy (extreme freezing)
and thawing as well as extreme heat, to survive, hatch and
begin to infect again.
SPECT Imagery of Lyme-induced Lesions in the
Brain from MRI Testing
MRI scan showing brain
lesions of a Lyme patient. These lesions are often
misdiagnosed as MS.
Image on Left is prior to Abx (antibiotic therapy) and
image on right is after.
Ixodes Scapularis Image
One of the tick species
found in Canada
Ixodes Pacificus Image
Another tick species
found in Canada. Also known as the Black Legged Tick.
Lyme Disease Host Cycle
Host Cycle for Lyme
disease as it is currently understood. There is thought that
the tick may only be ONE of many other vectors (biting
insects) that can spread the bacterium to various hosts.
Evidence of Borrelia bacteria in Blood
Stained microscopy of
blood serum showing evidence of borrelia spirochete.
Babesia Ring Apparent in Tissue