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Lymphocytic meningoradiculitis and encephalomyelitis due to Borrelia burgdorferi: a clinical and serological study of 18 cases.
  1. C J Sindic,
  2. A Depre,
  3. G Bigaignon,
  4. P F Goubau,
  5. P Hella,
  6. C Laterre
  1. Service de Neurologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.


    Clinical features of 18 patients with either lymphocytic meningoradiculitis (n = 17) or chronic encephalomyelitis (n = 1) due to Borrelia burgdorferi are reported. Arthropod bites were recorded in only seven patients. High titres of anti B burgdorferi antibodies were detected in sera from all patients and in CSF from 12 out of 17 patients tested. All patients had CSF abnormalities especially pleocytosis and oligoclonal bands. A falsely positive syphilitic serology was observed in the CSF from the patient with encephalomyelitis.

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