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Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal diagnosed with Lyme disease

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Crystal Hefner, the wife of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Hefner, whom Crystal married in December 2012, announced her tick-borne illness on Instagram recently, telling her 2.8 million followers that she recently found out, reports People Magazine.

"If you have EVER GONE HIKING, please get tested for #LymeDisease. The best lab to do this is called 'Igenex' they are based out of Palo Alto. I was diagnosed a few days ago and have a long road ahead of me," tweeted the 29-year-old model with a photo of vial of ticks.

The former Playboy playmate of the month also added that she could not recall a specific incident when she was bit by an infected blacklegged tick.

"I always thought of ticks to be big and noticeable. The symptoms are vast and when it has been left untreated for a long time can turn into MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Dementia and ALS," continued Mrs. Hefner.

First Published: Tue, March 08 2016. 14:07 IST