What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is an infectious disease mainly transmitted by ticks and caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. While the acute disease, if recognized as such, is often very treatable, the chronic disease is very challenging both diagnostically and therapeutically.

The symptoms of chronic Lyme disease are very diverse and non-specific, i.e. the same symptoms can also occur in many other diseases. Since many organ systems are affected, one also speaks of a "multi systemic infectious disease syndrome" (MSIDS), i.e. an infection-related multi-systemic disease. For this reason, chronic Lyme disease is often not recognized as such and those affected have to endure a long period of suffering until the disease is diagnosed. Treatment is also very lengthy and complex. In addition to the treatment of the infection, it is essential to take into account additional contextual factors that have contributed to the development of a chronic disease in the first place. Strengthening and rebuilding the immune system have top priority.

Appointment consultation
Mo - Fr      07:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Mo            03:00 - 06:00 p.m.

Special appointment consultation:
(Lyme disease, Long-Covid, cancer therapy):
Mo - Fr      10.15 - 12.15 a.m.


The practice will be closed at the following times:

March 25th - April 5th 2024


Dr. med. Frank Riedel
Karl-Marx-Straße 1 | 15926 Luckau
Tel.: 03544 2232
Fax: 03544 557282
E-Mail: info@riedel-luckau.de