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Unilateral phrenic nerve lesion in Lyme neuroborreliosis.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Among a variety of more common differential diagnoses, the aetiology of acute respiratory failure includes
Lyme neuroborreliosis.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report an 87-years old huntsman with unilateral phrenic nerve palsy as a consequence of
Lyme neuroborreliosis.

CONCLUSION:

Although
Lyme neuroborreliosis is a rare cause of diaphragmatic weakness, it should be considered in the differential workup because of its potentially treatable nature.

BMC Pulm Med. 2013 Jan 18;13:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-13-4. Case Reports; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t

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