Chronic central nervous system involvement in Lyme borreliosis
Kohler J, Kern U, Kasper J, Rhese-Küpper B, Thoden U. Chronic central nervous system involvement in Lyme borreliosis. Neurology. Jun 1988;38(6):863-7
Unfortunately, I cannot read it because it is behind a paywall. I would be very interested to know to what extent it has been known that Lyme can be a chronic infection. It is unclear if this article concluded the encephalitis is from an ongoing infection or the after-effects of one. It certainly looks like they are talking about a chronic, ongoing, relapsing infection!Abstract
Three European patients had chronic active forms of Borrelia burgdorferi infection of the nervous system, with high titers of antibodies to this spirochete in serum and CSF. Two patients had meningitis for 3 to 4 years, with remissions in one and slowly progressive symptoms in the other. Both had CT lucencies in the basal ganglia. The third patient had lumbosacral plexus neuropathy for 1 year. All three patients responded to intravenous penicillin treatment.
If a chronic form of neuroborreliosis has been known to exist for so long, why are we all still debating this? These IDSA "doctors'" are making less and less sense the more I learn about Lyme disease...