The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 457–461 | Cite as

Meningoencephalomyeloradiculoneuritis in one case of Borrelia burgdorferi infection (Lyme disease)

  • Bella P. Di 
  • Logullo F. 
  • Dionisi L. 
  • Vesprini L. 
  • Testa I. 
  • Angeleri F. 
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Abstract

We describe a patient having serologically confirmed Borrelia burgdorferi infection manifesting meningoencephalomyeloradiculoneuritis. The clinical and MRI features suggested a multifocal vascular nervous system involvement. EMG-ENG showed abnormalities consistent with axonal degeneration initially involving the more proximal segments of the lower limb nerves.

Key-words

Borrelia burgdorferi neuroborreliosis meningoencephalomyeloradiculoneuritis 

Sommario

Viene descritto un paziente con meningoencefalomieloradicoloneurite da Borrelia burgdorferi. Le caratteristiche cliniche e neuroradiologiche sono indicative di una vasculopatia multifocale del sistema Nervoso. I reperti elettromiografici-elettroneurografici mostrano una degenerazione assonale con iniziale interessamento delle porzioni più prossimali dei tronchi nervosi periferici degli arti inferiori.

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© Masson Italia Periodici 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bella P. Di 
    • 1
  • Logullo F. 
    • 1
  • Dionisi L. 
    • 1
  • Vesprini L. 
    • 1
  • Testa I. 
    • 2
  • Angeleri F. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto delle Malattie del Sistema NervosoUniversità di AnconaItalia
  2. 2.Istituto di Clinica Medica Generale e Terapia MedicaUniversità di AnconaItalia

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