Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 80, Issue 5, pp 568–572 | Cite as

Meningovascular form of neuroborreliosis: similarities between neuropathological findings in a case of Lyme disease and those occurring in tertiary neurosyphilis

  • J. Miklossy
  • T. Kuntzer
  • J. Bogousslavsky
  • F. Regli
  • R. C. Janzer
Case Reports

Summary

Recent observations have delineated the neurological manifestations of Lyme disease, but, to our knowledge, no detailed neuropathological study from autopsy cases has been reported. In this report we describe the neuropathological findings in a case of Lyme neuroborreliosis. The chronic meningitis, the occlusive meningo vascular and secondary parenchymal changes that we found are similar to those occurring in the meningovascular form of neurosyphilis. Thus, we suggest that the case described here represents the meningovascular form of tertiary Lyme neuroborreliosis.

Key words

Borrelia infections Central nervous system diseases Lyme disease Heubner's arteritis Neuropathology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Miklossy
    • 1
  • T. Kuntzer
    • 2
  • J. Bogousslavsky
    • 2
  • F. Regli
    • 2
  • R. C. Janzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeuropathologyUniversity Institute of PathologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland

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