Late-stage neuropsychiatric Lyme borreliosis. Differential diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Late-stage neuropsychiatric Lyme borreliosis. Differential diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Brian A. Fallon and Melissa Schwartzberg and Robert C Bransfield and Bridget Zimmerman and Alberto Scotti and C M Weber and Michael R. Liebowitz},
  volume={36 3},
Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease) is a multisystem illness caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Although dermatologic, articular, cardiac, opthalmologic, and neurologic manifestations are well known, it is less well known that psychiatric disorders may also arise as a result of borrelial infection (1). Depression (2), panic attacks (3), schizophrenia-like psychotic state (4), bipolar disorder (3), and dementia (5) have been atributed to Lyme borreliosis. In this report, we present two… CONTINUE READING


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