Nervous system lyme disease

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Abstract

Lyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease caused by the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Nervous system involvement occurs frequently. A mononeuropathy multiplex may be manifest as a diffuse or focal process. Cranial neuropathies and painful radiculopathies are particularly common. Meningitis (common) and encephalomyelitis (rare) occur as well. Diagnosis requires a careful analysis of the epidemiologic likelihood of exposure, the clinical presentation, and confirmatory laboratory data. Persons in whom the disease is diagnosed generally respond very well to appropriate courses of antimicrobial therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-560
Number of pages5
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume17
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 4 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Mononeuropathies
Encephalomyelitis
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Spirochaetales
Borrelia burgdorferi
Radiculopathy
Lyme Disease
Ticks
Meningitis
Nervous System
Communicable Diseases
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Halperin, John. / Nervous system lyme disease. In: Infections in Medicine. 2000 ; Vol. 17, No. 8. pp. 556-560.
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