Reference : Myositis During Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection (Lyme Disease)
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Neurology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24617
Myositis During Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection (Lyme Disease)
English
Schoenen, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Neuro-anatomie]
Sianard-Gainko, J. [> > > >]
Carpentier, M. [> >]
Reznik, M. [> >]
Aug-1989
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
52
8
1002-5
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0022-3050
[en] During the second stage of an illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a young woman developed a myopathic syndrome characterised by severe muscular pains, incapacitating weakness of the proximal limb and the neck, as well as the bulbar muscles and elevated serum CK levels. Muscle biopsy revealed a non-inflammatory necrotising myopathy. B. burgdorferi infection was confirmed by a considerable rise of specific IgG antibodies. A course of high dose steroids alleviated the myalgias, but paresis began to improve only after treatment with antibiotics. Our observations confirm that B burgdorferi can cause, through an undertermined mechanism, a necrotising myopathy, in addition to the wide spectrum of already known neurological complications.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24617
10.1136/jnnp.52.8.1002

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