A twist on Lyme: the challenge of diagnosing European Lyme neuroborreliosis

TitleA twist on Lyme: the challenge of diagnosing European Lyme neuroborreliosis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMakhani, N, Morris, SK, Page, AV, Brophy, J, L. Lindsay, R, Banwell, BL, Richardson, SE
Journal J Clin Microbiol.
Volume49
Start Page455
Issue1
Date Published01/2011
Keywordsborrelia, europe, lyme, neurological, travel
Abstract

Lyme neuroborreliosis is a tick-borne illness with central and peripheral nervous system manifestations. Clinical features and methods for accurate diagnosis differ across world regions owing to different causative Borrelia species. The importance of these distinctions is highlighted by a 12-year-old Canadian girl who acquired Lyme neuroborreliosis in Europe.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21068272
DOI10.1128/JCM.01584-10