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11/11/2009 06:04 AM

Cerebral vasculitis and stroke in Lyme neuroborre

blamom
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Two case reports and review of current knowledge.

Raffi Topakian, Karl Stieglbauer, Karin Nussbaumer and Franz T. Aichner

Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2008;26:455-46

Published online before print Sept 23, 2008.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000155982

We report on 2 patients with cerebral vasculitis and stroke due to Lyme

neuroborreliosis (LNCool.

Both patients had a prodromal stage involving headaches, and showed

meningeal enhancement in addition to ischemic infarctions on brain

magnetic resonance imaging and diffuse vasculitis on vascular imaging.

Serological and cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid studies confirmed the

diagnosis of active LNB. Ceftriaxone for 3 weeks led to an excellent

recovery and improvements in the CSF examination findings.

Stroke physicians should be aware of this rare presentation of LNB. A

review of the current knowledge on cerebral vasculitis due to LNB is

provided.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000155982

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11/11/2009 08:26 AM
happymom3
 
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that is very interesting-thank you

11/11/2009 08:48 AM
blamom
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Your welcome, I was diagnosed with lyme in 2005, stoke in 2006. Hospital kept telling my family the stroke had nothing to do with the lyme. I believe they were mistaken. Just like all the other docs I have seen in the last 8 years with this disease.

11/11/2009 09:05 AM
TaraT
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bless your heart blamom....I know docs can be b*ttholes..I'm new to the site and am horrified at the injustice the lyme community has put up with. It really breaks my heart...WE have to be our own advocates. Thank you for the information!
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