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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Nov;30(11):990-2. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822e8e68.

Prevalence of Lyme meningitis in children with aseptic meningitis in a Lyme disease-endemic region.

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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital and Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. agarro@lifespan.org

Abstract

This study determined the prevalence of Lyme meningitis in children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis from April to December in a Lyme disease-endemic region. Of the 60 children, 8 were seropositive (prevalence 13.3%; 95% confidence interval: 6.3-25.1%), with another probable case having high cerebrospinal fluid antibody titers. Clinicians in endemic regions should evaluate children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis for Lyme meningitis in appropriate seasons.

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21909050
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10.1097/INF.0b013e31822e8e68
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