Extensive Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis

Authors

  • Ana Brás Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.
  • Nuno Marques Serviço de Doenças Infecciosas. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.
  • Beatriz Santiago Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.
  • Anabela Matos Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.
  • Fradique Moreira Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.7400

Keywords:

Lyme Neuroborreliosis, Myelitis, Transverse.

Abstract

Neurological manifestations of Lyme disease are reported in 3% - 12% of patients, with the most common form of presentation being meningoradiculitis. Other symptoms involving the central nervous system, such as myelitis or encephalitis, are rare (< 5 %). We report a case of a 66-year-old male, with a subacute extensive transverse myelitis, secondary to Borrelia burgdorferi infection. The patient underwent antibiotic therapy filed for neuroborreliosis with a good clinical outcome. The rareness in clinical symptoms and imaging presentation, based on a treatable infectious disease, highlights the importance of the inclusion of neuroborreliosis in the differential diagnosis of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.

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Published

2016-09-30

How to Cite

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Brás A, Marques N, Santiago B, Matos A, Moreira F. Extensive Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2016 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Mar. 1];29(9):564-6. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/7400

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Case Report