Unusual presentations of neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease) in childhood

Thierry A G M Huisman, Gaby Wohlrab, David Nadal, Eugen Boltshauser, Ernst Martin

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Two children with atypical neuroborreliosis (cranial polyneuritis and acute transverse myelitis) are presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by the determination of specific antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in both serum and CSF. Neuroimaging findings were nonspecific, indicating, however, that neuroborreliosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of cases with cranial polyneuritis and acute transverse myelitis in childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Children
  • Lyme disease
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myelitis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuroborreliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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