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Cerebral sinuvenous thrombosis: a rare complication of Lyme neuroborreliosis

Thrombose der zerebralen Blutleiter: seltene Komplikation einer Neuroborreliose

Summary

Association between neuroborreliosis and cerebral sinuvenous thrombosis is rare, and it can be made only when other, more common predisposing conditions are excluded. In the case of increased intracranial pressure and confirmed neuroborreliosis, early magnetic resonance venography and combination of antibacterial therapy with anticoagulation provide better long-term outcome. We present a case of a patient with cerebral sinuvenous thrombosis who was first treated for neuroborreliosis.

Zusammenfassung

Eine Verbindung von Neuroborreliose und Thrombose der zerebralen Blutleiter ist selten und kann erst dann gemacht werden, wenn andere prädisponierende Ursachen ausgeschlossen worden sind. Bei erhöhtem inkraniellem Druck und bestätigter Neuroborreliose führen eine frühe MRI-Venographie und die Kombination von Antibiotika und Antikoagulantien zu besseren langfristigen Ergebnissen. Wir berichten über einen Patienten mit Thrombose der zerebralen Blutleiter, der anfänglich wegen Neuroborreliose behandelt worden war.

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Blažina, K., Miletić, V., Relja, M. et al. Cerebral sinuvenous thrombosis: a rare complication of Lyme neuroborreliosis. Wien Klin Wochenschr 127, 65–67 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-014-0622-5

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Keywords

  • Neuroborreliosis
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Cerebral sinuvenous thrombosis
  • MR venography

Schlüsselwörter

  • Neuroborreliose
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Thrombose der zerebralen Blutleiter
  • MRI Venographie