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BMC Pulm Med. 2013 Jan 18;13:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-13-4.

Unilateral phrenic nerve lesion in Lyme neuroborreliosis.

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Department of Neuropathology, University Medical Centre Goettingen, Robert-Koch-Str, 40, 37075 Goettingen, Germany. mdjukic@gwdg.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Among a variety of more common differential diagnoses, the aetiology of acute respiratory failure includes Lyme neuroborreliosis.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report an 87-years old huntsman with unilateral phrenic nerve palsy as a consequence of Lyme neuroborreliosis.

CONCLUSION:

Although Lyme neuroborreliosis is a rare cause of diaphragmatic weakness, it should be considered in the differential workup because of its potentially treatable nature.

PMID:
23327473
PMCID:
PMC3566936
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2466-13-4
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