Neuroradiology

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 578–581 | Cite as

Childhood neuroborreliosis: clinicoradiological correlation

  • P. Demaerel
  • G. Wilms
  • K. Casteels
  • P. Casaer
  • J. Silberstein
  • A. L. Baert
Paediatric Neuroradiology

Abstract

We report the cranial CT and MRI findings in three children with Lyme disease (neuroborreliosis). The neuroimaging findings in children have been rarely reported. We found cranial MRI far superior to cranial CT. Ring-enhancing lesions have been described in acute disseminating encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis but not in neuroborreliosis. Although orther infectious and inflammatory diseases cannot be excluded, Lyme disease should be included in the differential diagnosis and put forward as being the most likely diagnosis in the appropriate clinical setting. Gadopentetate dimeglumine is helpful in assessing the response to antibiotic treatment.

Key words

Lyme disease Magnetic resonance imaging Gadopentetate dimeglumine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Demaerel
    • 1
  • G. Wilms
    • 1
  • K. Casteels
    • 2
  • P. Casaer
    • 2
  • J. Silberstein
    • 2
  • A. L. Baert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals K.U.LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PacdiatricsUniversity Hospitals K. U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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