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Lyme Disease In Northern California

No summer dermatology series would be complete without a few words on ticks and Lyme disease. While relatively uncommon in the north state, Lyme disease is here and likely gaining ground. Traditionally, we think of Lyme disease as being an East Coast problem, but it is now found across 48 states. To put it in perspective, there were 1,964 cases confirmed in Connecticut in 2010, compared to California's 126 cases confirmed. The disease is admittedly underreported, but we still pale in comparison to the East Coast.