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Intestinal pseudoobstruction in acute Lyme disease: a case report.


We report here a case of acute
Lyme disease in a 61-yr-old man who developed a facial nerve paralysis and a relentless intestinal pseudoobstruction 2 wk after the initial prodrome. Both the facial nerve paralysis and pseudoobstruction persisted for a month until the patient sought medical attention. Both lesions resolved only after treatment for
Lyme disease was initiated. The temporal association of the pseudoobstruction with the somatic cranial neuropathy and the response of both to specific therapy for
Lyme disease suggest that the former was likely the result of a reversible autonomic neuropathy or dysfunction.

Am J Gastroenterol. 1998 Jul;93(7):1179-80. Case Reports [1]