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Ischemic Stroke: Do Not Forget Lyme Neuroborreliosis

Moreno Legast, Gabriela
Published in Case Reports in Neurological Medicine. 2018, vol. 2018, no. 1720725, p. 1-3
Abstract Lyme neuroborreliosis is a rare cause of ischemic stroke; it has only been described in case reports and mostly in Europe. Diagnostic criteria have been proposed for Lyme neuroborreliosis but the association with a cerebral ischemic presentation is not always straightforward. We here describe the case of an 83-year-old man for whom we strongly suspect Lyme neuroborreliosis as the etiology of his stroke. This case reminds us of the importance of a thorough history taking (i.e., tick bite) and to perform the adequate ancillary tests accordingly (lumbar puncture) so as to propose validated treatment.
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MORENO LEGAST, Gabriela, SCHNIDER, Armin, NICASTRO, Nicolas. Ischemic Stroke: Do Not Forget Lyme Neuroborreliosis. In: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, 2018, vol. 2018, n° 1720725, p. 1-3. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:103936

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