Neurologische Klinik, Städtisches Klinikum Pforzheim.

 Kaiser R. Neurologische Klinik, Städtisches Klinikum Pforzheim. K 
aiser.Neurologische_Klinik@Stadt-Pforzheim.de
Between 1990 and 2000, a total of 101 patients with acute, n=86, or chronic, n=15, 
neuroborreliosis, proven by clinical data, pleocytosis in the CSF, and elevated Borrelia
burgdorferi-specific antibody indices, were treated with 2 g of ceftriaxone per day for either 2 
or 3 weeks. The patients were reexamined clinically and serologically after 3, 6, and 12 months. 
Six, 12, months after the antibiotic treatment, about 93%, 95%, of the patients with acute 
neuroborreliosis and 20%, 66%, of the patients with chronic neuroborreliosis were cured. One 
58year after treatment, four patients with acute neuroborreliosis still suffered from facial palsy and 
five with chronic neuroborreliosis still had moderate spastic ataxic gait disturbance.The 
prognosis of facial palsy in neuroborreliosis is quite similar to that in idiopathic facial palsy, 
while that in chronic neuroborreliosis largely depends on the time elapsed before diagnosi




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