Lyme Disease diagnosis through X-Ray?

Question

Can you take an x-ray of a Lyme Disease swollen joint and have any abnormalities (bone degeneration or bone displacemnt) show up on the x-ray’s? Thank you very much, Paul Santos

Answer

Lyme arthritis tends to be non-deforming, and specific findings are not seen on X-ray

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