Catatonic syndrome in acute severe encephalitis due to Borrelia burgdorferi infection.


We report a 19-year-old patient who presented with an acute encephalopathy manifested by catatonia. We isolated Borrelia burgdorferi from the CSF and demonstrated intrathecal production of IgG antibodies against B burgdorferi. The patient completely recovered after intravenous ceftriaxone therapy.

Neurology. 1993 Feb;43(2):433-5. Case Reports

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