Common Neurologic Features of Lyme Disease That May Present to a Rheumatologist

Swati Govil, Eugenio Capitle, Alexandra Lacqua, Reena Khianey, P. K. Coyle, Steven E. Schutzer

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Abstract

Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) infection, has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and severity. Patients with possible Lyme disease may seek out or be referred to rheumatologists. Today, the most common reason to engage a rheumatologist is due to complaints of arthralgia. After skin, neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease are now among the most common. Therefore, it is important for rheumatologists to be aware of clues that suggest neurologic Lyme disease and prompt help from a neurologist experienced with Lyme disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number576
JournalPathogens
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Keywords

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Lyme disease
  • neurologic Lyme disease
  • rheumatology
  • tick-borne disease

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