The clinical spectrum of Lyme neuroborreliosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112323
Title:
The clinical spectrum of Lyme neuroborreliosis.
Authors:
Elamin, M; Monaghan, T; Mulllins, G; Ali, E; Corbett-Feeney, G; O'Connell, S; Counihan, T J
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway.
Citation:
The clinical spectrum of Lyme neuroborreliosis. 2010, 103 (2):46-9 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112323
PubMed ID:
20666055
Abstract:
Lyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease, endemic in parts of Europe, including the West of Ireland. Neurological manifestions (neuroborreliosis) are variable. Presenting neurological syndromes include meningitis, cranial neuropathies, myeloradiculitis and mononeuritis multiplex. A lack of specificity in serological diagnosis may add to diagnostic confusion. We reviewed thirty cases of acute Lyme disease in the West of Ireland and found neurological syndromes in 15 (50%), with painful radiculopathy (12 patients; 80%) and cranial neuropathy (7 patients; 46%) occurring frequently. Neuroborreliosis needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of these neurological syndromes in the appropriate clinical context.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Female; Humans; Lyme Neuroborreliosis; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorElamin, Men
dc.contributor.authorMonaghan, Ten
dc.contributor.authorMulllins, Gen
dc.contributor.authorAli, Een
dc.contributor.authorCorbett-Feeney, Gen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Sen
dc.contributor.authorCounihan, T Jen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-05T12:28:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-05T12:28:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationThe clinical spectrum of Lyme neuroborreliosis. 2010, 103 (2):46-9 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/112323-
dc.description.abstractLyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease, endemic in parts of Europe, including the West of Ireland. Neurological manifestions (neuroborreliosis) are variable. Presenting neurological syndromes include meningitis, cranial neuropathies, myeloradiculitis and mononeuritis multiplex. A lack of specificity in serological diagnosis may add to diagnostic confusion. We reviewed thirty cases of acute Lyme disease in the West of Ireland and found neurological syndromes in 15 (50%), with painful radiculopathy (12 patients; 80%) and cranial neuropathy (7 patients; 46%) occurring frequently. Neuroborreliosis needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of these neurological syndromes in the appropriate clinical context.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLyme Neuroborreliosis-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleThe clinical spectrum of Lyme neuroborreliosis.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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