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Muscle Nerve. 1989 May;12(5):397-400.

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Lyme borreliosis.

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Department of Neurology, State University of New York, Stony Brook 11794.

Abstract

Neurophysiologic evidence of median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel was present in 25% of patients with late Lyme borreliosis. Sixty-eight of 76 consecutive, prospectively studied patients with late Lyme underwent neurophysiologic testing. Nineteen reported intermittent hand paresthesias; 17 had neurophysiologically confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome. This was not consistently associated with clinically apparent wrist arthritis or with neurophysiologically evident peripheral neuropathy. We conclude that a significant proportion of patients with late Lyme borreliosis develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

PMID:
2725567
DOI:
10.1002/mus.880120510
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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