Neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease, the new "great imitator".

@article{Pachner1989NeurologicMO,
  title={Neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease, the new "great imitator".},
  author={Andrew R. Pachner},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={11 Suppl 6},
  pages={
          S1482-6
        }
}
The causative agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is a highly neurotropic organism that not only can produce symptomatic neurologic disease but also can exist dormant within the central nervous system (CNS) for long periods. Two distinct types of neuroborreliosis occur at different stages of Lyme disease. Second-stage Lyme meningitis resembles aseptic meningitis and is often associated with facial palsies, peripheral nerve involvement, and/or radiculopathies. Lyme meningitis may be the… CONTINUE READING

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