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A Neuroborreliosis Case Presenting With Asymmetrical Painful Radiculoneuritis [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-51333

A Neuroborreliosis Case Presenting With Asymmetrical Painful Radiculoneuritis

Helin Cansu Serindağ, Eda Çoban, Yeşim Kaykı, Aysun Soysal
Bakırköy Mazhar Osman Mental Health and Neurological Diseases Education and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinic, İstanbul

Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne multisystem disease caused by infection with the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi. LD is associated with numerous neurological, rheumatological and cardiac manifestations. Neurological manifestations are seen in %12-15 percent of untreated patients. LD is endemic in North America and Northern Europe. It is easy to diagnose LD in an endemic area, if tick bite is recognized and the typical lesion erythema migrans is seen; however it is a diagnostic challenge if the typical lesion is not seen in a country that LD is not endemic. These cases may be underdiagnosed in Turkey because of the imitator nature of the disease and the belief that LD does not exist in Turkey.
We will report a case presenting with acute asymmetrical paraparesis diagnosed and treated as LD and we will discuss our case accompanied by literature review.

Keywords: Neuroborreliosis, Borrelia Burgdorferi, meningoradiculitis




Corresponding Author: Helin Cansu Serindağ, Türkiye


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