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Lyme neuroborreliosis disguised as normal pressure hydrocephalus.


A 74-year-old woman presented with gait impairment, urinary incontinence, and dementia. She showed lymphocytic CSF pleocytosis and pronounced intrathecal Borrelia burgdorferi antibody production, indicating active
Lyme neuroborreliosis. The syndrome of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) fully remitted after ceftriaxone treatment.
Lyme neuroborreliosis may cause NPH by interfering with subarachnoid CSF flow.

Neurology. 1996 Jun;46(6):1743-5. Case Reports [1]