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Clinical and Serological Study of Lyme Borreliosis in a Population of Neurological Patients

  • Elisabetta Capello
  • Gerolamo Bianchi
  • Patrizia Monteforte
  • Laura Buffrini
  • Angelo Schenone
  • Sandro Ratto
  • Nicola Dagnino
  • Guido Rovetta
  • Gian Luigi Mancardi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 260)

Abstract

Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is a multisystem infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) that is associated with a variety of neurological abnormalities. Peripheral nervous system (PNS) involvement is prevalent, while central nervous system (CNS) manifestations are less frequent and generally signs of CNS impairment are observed only in cases with a long lasting course (1–4).

Keywords

Peripheral Nervous System Lyme Disease Optic Neuritis Borrelia Burgdorferi Lyme Borreliosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Capello
    • 1
  • Gerolamo Bianchi
    • 2
  • Patrizia Monteforte
    • 2
  • Laura Buffrini
    • 2
  • Angelo Schenone
    • 1
  • Sandro Ratto
    • 3
  • Nicola Dagnino
    • 4
  • Guido Rovetta
    • 2
  • Gian Luigi Mancardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian Group for the Study of Lyme Borreliosis (IGSLB)Institute of Clinical NeurologyItaly
  2. 2.Institute E. Bruzzone Rheumatological CenterUniversity of GenovaItaly
  3. 3.Division of NeurologyHospital of LavagnaItaly
  4. 4.Division of NeurologyHospital of Sestri PonenteItaly

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