Lyme encephalopathy: long-term neuropsychological deficits years after acute neuroborreliosis.

@article{Benke1995LymeEL,
  title={Lyme encephalopathy: long-term neuropsychological deficits years after acute neuroborreliosis.},
  author={Thomas Benke and T Gasse and M Hittmair-Delazer and Erich Schmutzhard},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={1995},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={353-7}
}
We studied long-term cognitive deficits in 20 patients with previously diagnosed Lyme borreliosis several years (average 51.6 months) after their acute phase of illness. Compared with an age- and education matched control group Lyme patients revealed deficits of verbal memory, mental flexibility, verbal associative functions and articulation, but performed adequately on tests of intellectual and problem solving skills, sustained attention, visuoconstructive abilities and mental speed. The late… CONTINUE READING

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