Lyme meningoencephalitis: Report of a severe, penicillin-resistant case

M. N. Diringer, J. J. Halperin, R. J. Dattwyler

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Abstract

Although Lyme disease frequently attacks the central nervous system, this involvement is rarely severe, and high-dose intravenous penicillin usually is adequate treatment. The patient we describe developed severe Lyme meningoencephalitis despite receiving a full course of penicillin, and his condition continued to deteriorate after reinstitution of this treatment. Intravenous chloramphenicol was used successfully and resulted in a substantial improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-708
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Penicillins
Lyme Disease
Chloramphenicol
Central Nervous System
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Diringer, M. N. ; Halperin, J. J. ; Dattwyler, R. J. / Lyme meningoencephalitis : Report of a severe, penicillin-resistant case. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1987 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 705-708.
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