Subscribe to the World's Most Popular Lyme Disease Newsletter (it's free!)
Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of
Lyme borreliosis, was isolated from the CSF of a patient with elevated serum IgG antibody titers against B burgdorferi and a history of multiple tick bites. The absence of concurrent inflammatory signs of CSF as well as intrathecal antibody production indicates a phase of latent
Lyme neuroborreliosis in which no tissue infection or reaction has yet occurred. Bilateral tinnitus was the only clinical symptom in this patient. The persistence of the bilateral tinnitus after antibiotic therapy did not support a causal relationship between this symptom and the borrelial infection.