Early Lyme neuroborreliosis manifesting as brachial plexopathy and meningitis in Northwestern Ontario, Canada: A case report

TitleEarly Lyme neuroborreliosis manifesting as brachial plexopathy and meningitis in Northwestern Ontario, Canada: A case report
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
JournalMedicine (Baltimore)
Volume101
Issue45
Start Pagee31576
Date Published11/2022
AuthorsGu K, Boodman C, Orr P, Wuerz T
Abstract

Incidence of Lyme disease is increasing in North America, and the disease has a wide range of symptoms. Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is 1 presentation and can present with early or late manifestations; clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion and begin empiric treatment in individuals with a clinical syndrome consistent with LNB. Early LNB manifestations have onset within 6 months of infection and include cranial and peripheral neuropathy, radiculitis, and aseptic meningitis; late LNB encompasses a chronic encephalomyelitis.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9666210/