Neurological manifestations of Lyme disease.

M. Reilly, M. Hutchinson

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Neurological disorder may be the initial manifestation of Lyme disease. Six cases of neurological Lyme disease have been seen in the years 1986-89, five of whom contracted the disease in the West of Ireland. Three presented with a radiculoneuropathy, one with myalgia/fatigue and one with bilateral sixth nerve palsies and ataxia. These cases indicate the spectrum of neurological involvement of Lyme disease in Ireland which reflects that seen in Europe. They also highlight some of the problems in diagnosis which sometimes necessitate treatment while awaiting serological studies. We feel even in the absence of a history of tick-bite or rash, Lyme disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of many neurological disorders, especially in patients from the West of Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalIrish Medical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes


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