Amber Marchese Confirms Lyme Disease Diagnosis

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Amber Marchese has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

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The former The Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up about this illness and what it means for her in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

A doctor informed Marchese of the news last week.

"About two weeks ago, I had flu-like symptoms which included a low grade fever, headache, aches, chills, join pain and awful neck pain," Marchese told ET, adding by way of explanation:

"I posted my condition on social media and a friend suggested I get tested for Lyme disease.

"She shared with me her struggles with Lyme disease and we shared many of the same symptoms."

Marchese is a 38-year old mother of two.

She is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

In the Entertainment Tonight interview, the reality star said she requested the Lyme Disease test while at her oncologist's office, during a round of chemotherapy... and the tests came back positive.

"I am very fortunate as I caught it so early that no treatment is necessary," she added. "But we are going to monitor it."

Marchese is the latest member of the Bravo family to have come down with this health issue.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid has been battling the disease for years, recently admitting that two of her children - Bella and Anwar Hadid - are also coping with the ailment.

We wish them the best and we also send our best wishes to Amber Marchese for a full recovery.

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