PAEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Neuroradiology

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 739-742

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Lyme disease in a child presenting with bilateral facial nerve palsy: MRI findings and review of the literature

  • B. VanzieleghemAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: Bart.Vanzieleghem @ rug.ac.be Fax: + 32-92-40 43 72 Tel.: + 32-92-40 49 77
  • , M. LemmerlingAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: Bart.Vanzieleghem @ rug.ac.be Fax: + 32-92-40 43 72 Tel.: + 32-92-40 49 77
  • , D. CartonAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • , E. AchtenAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: Bart.Vanzieleghem @ rug.ac.be Fax: + 32-92-40 43 72 Tel.: + 32-92-40 49 77
  • , P. VanlangenhoveAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: Bart.Vanzieleghem @ rug.ac.be Fax: + 32-92-40 43 72 Tel.: + 32-92-40 49 77
  • , E. MatthysAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • , M. KunnenAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium e-mail: Bart.Vanzieleghem @ rug.ac.be Fax: + 32-92-40 43 72 Tel.: + 32-92-40 49 77

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Abstract

We report a 7-year-old boy with neuroborreliosis presenting with headache and bilateral facial nerve palsy. MRI demonstrated tentorial and bilateral facial and trigeminal nerve enhancement.

Key words Lyme disease Magnetic resonance imaging