Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy

Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group

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Abstract

Lyme borreliosis (LB) causes a range of neurologic manifestations, the most common of which is facial nerve paralysis. To evaluate nervous system LB, we organized a neurologic collaborative study group in Suffolk County, NY, a region of high LB incidence. Between July and September 1989, LB serologies were performed on all patients with new-onset Bell's palsy. Seven of 32 had serologic evidence of LB at onset. One, initially seronegative, was highly seropositive 5 weeks later. In the five in whom we examined CSF, there was no evidence of intrathecal synthesis of specific antibody. In highly endemic areas, LB may be responsible for 1/4 of cases of Bell's palsy. Rarely, the palsy may occur prior to the development of a measurable antibody response, indicating a need for follow-up serologic testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1268-1270
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Bell Palsy
Lyme Disease
Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Serology
Neurologic Manifestations
Paralysis
Nervous System
Antibody Formation
Antibodies
Incidence

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group (1992). Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy. Neurology, 42(7), 1268-1270.
Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group. / Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy. In: Neurology. 1992 ; Vol. 42, No. 7. pp. 1268-1270.
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Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group 1992, 'Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy', Neurology, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 1268-1270.

Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy. / Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group.

In: Neurology, Vol. 42, No. 7, 01.01.1992, p. 1268-1270.

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Long Island Neuroborreliosis Collaborative Study Group. Lyme borreliosis in Bell's palsy. Neurology. 1992 Jan 1;42(7):1268-1270.