Is Advanced Lyme Disease Curable?

Is Advanced Lyme Disease Curable?

As of September 2015, there is no scientific or medical consensus on whether or not advanced Lyme disease is curable. While most experts agree that Lyme disease can be cured in its early stages, there is controversy over the treatability of the disease in later stages, according to LymeDisease.org.

Most Lyme disease patients who catch and treat it in its early stages are able to be cured with antibiotics. However, many people continue to suffer symptoms long after the treatment has ended, in a phenomenon known as post-Lyme disease syndrome. The cause of this syndrome is currently unknown, MedLine Plus reports.