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Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1993 Nov;19(4):993-1009.

Neurologic complications of Lyme disease.

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Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Lyme disease is now the most frequent vector-borne infection in the United States. It is due to a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is inoculated into the host by the bite of an infected Ixodes (hard body) tick. The nervous system is frequently involved in clinical infections, with characteristic central and peripheral nervous system syndromes. The diagnosis and treatment of neurologic Lyme disease, however, can pose certain problems. Lyme disease should be included in the differential diagnosis of most major neurologic syndromes.

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