Extensive Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis

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Extensive Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis

Post by RitaA » Sun 8 Jan 2017 8:15

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28060695
Acta Med Port. 2016 Sep;29(9):564-566. doi: 10.20344/amp.7400. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

[Extensive Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis].

[Article in Portuguese]

Brás A1, Marques N2, Santiago B1, Matos A1, Moreira F1.

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1 Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.
2 Serviço de Doenças Infecciosas. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.

Abstract

Neurological manifestations of Lyme disease are reported in 3% - 12% of patients, with the most common form of presentation being meningoradiculitis. Other symptoms involving the central nervous system, such as myelitis or encephalitis, are rare (< 5 %). We report a case of a 66-year-old male, with a subacute extensive transverse myelitis, secondary to Borrelia burgdorferi infection. The patient underwent antibiotic therapy filed for neuroborreliosis with a good clinical outcome. The rareness in clinical symptoms and imaging presentation, based on a treatable infectious disease, highlights the importance of the inclusion of neuroborreliosis in the differential diagnosis of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.

PMID: 28060695
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