Neuroradiology

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 739–742

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

  • B. Vanzieleghem
  • M. Lemmerling
  • D. Carton
  • E. Achten
  • P. Vanlangenhove
  • E. Matthys
  • M. Kunnen
PAEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY

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 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Vanzieleghem
    • 1
  • M. Lemmerling
    • 1
  • D. Carton
    • 2
  • E. Achten
    • 1
  • P. Vanlangenhove
    • 1
  • E. Matthys
    • 2
  • M. Kunnen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department 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 77BE
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, BelgiumBE

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