Atypical presentation of Lyme neuroborreliosis related meningitis and radiculitis

Published Date
Journal
Neurology International
Citation
11(4):8318
DOI
10.4081/ni.2019.8318
Authors
Dabiri I
Calvo N
Nauman F,
Pahlavanzadeh M
Burakgazi AZ
Abstract

Lyme disease related central and peripheral nervous system manifestations can occur in isolation or together. Radiculitis or inflammation of the nerve root can be seen 3-5% of the time in acute neuroborreliosis affecting the PNS with a typical presentation and meningitis affecting the CNS is usually seen 1% of the time. The appropriate diagnosis and management of neuroborelliosis can be challenging and require meticulous medical approaches. Herein we present a unique case of Lyme disease with neurologic manifestations including both radiculitis and meningitis due to its atypical and challenging clinical presentation and management with updated literature review.

Keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; meningitis; radiculitis.