Lyme disease: cause of a treatable peripheral neuropathy.

  title={Lyme disease: cause of a treatable peripheral neuropathy.},
  author={John J Halperin and Benjamin W. Little and Patricia K Coyle and Raymond J. Dattwyler},
  volume={37 11},
Peripheral nerve dysfunction was demonstrated in 36% of patients with late Lyme disease. Of 36 patients evaluated, 14 had prominent limb paresthesias. Thirteen of these had neurophysiologic evidence of peripheral neuropathy; neurologic examinations were normal in most. Repeat testing following treatment documented rapid improvement in 11 of 12. We conclude that this neuropathy, which is quite different from the infrequent peripheral nerve syndromes previously described in this illness, is… CONTINUE READING


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