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Magnetic resonance imaging of meningoradiculomyelitis in early disseminated Lyme disease.


Lyme disease, a multisystem illness caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common vector-borne
disease in the United States. There are 3 clinical stages of
Lyme disease: early localized, early disseminated, and late persistent
disease. Neuroborreliosis, infection of the nervous system by B. burgdorferi, may occur during early disseminated or late persistent
disease. Spinal cord involvement in early disseminated
disease is extremely rare. In patients with early disseminated neuroborreliosis, treatment with antibiotics often leads to rapid recovery and may prevent further complications of
Lyme disease. The authors present the clinical and radiographic findings, both before and after treatment, in a patient with meningoradiculomyelitis due to early disseminated
Lyme disease.

J Neuroimaging. 2003 Jul;13(3):264-8. Case Reports [1]