Strokes in Lyme Disease

 Neurology. 1993 Dec;43,12:2705-7. Stroke due to Lyme disease. Reik L Jr. Department of 
Neurology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030-1845.
A 56-year-old Connecticut woman suffered multiple strokes 18 months after antibiotic 
treatment for early Lyme disease with facial palsy. Pleocytosis, intrathecal synthesis of 
anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibody, and the response to antibiotic treatment substantiated the 
diagnosis of neuroborreliosis. This is the first report of stroke caused by Lyme disease 
acquired in North America.

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