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Title:Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary.
Authors:Pal E, Barta Z, Nagy F, Wagner M, Vecsei L
Source:Funct Neurol 1998 Jan-Mar;13(1):37-46
Organization:Department of Neurology, University Medical School of Pecs, Hungary.

Abstract:
The incidence and clinical characteristics of Lyme neuroborreliosis (NB) in a region of high prevalence of tick-bite in Hungary is described. In the county Baranya 66 patients were recorded in a five-year period (1989-93). Fifty-six patients (85%) were in "early", and 10 patients (15%) in "late stage" of NB. The sex distribution was equal. The incidence of NB was 2.9-100,000/year in this region. The incidence of radiculitis/neuritis, meningitis, encephalitis and myelitis in the sample was 56.1%, 19.7%, 18.2% and 6%, respectively. The EEG and evoked potentials showed both central and peripheral neural involvement, EMG and ENG abnormalities were related to the peripheral clinical signs. Non-specific white matter lesions could be found by MRI in 5 patients with central involvement. Cerebrospinal fluid changes were not obligatory but a better indicator of inflammatory process in cases with meningitis and/or encephalitis forms (positivity 75%) than in cases with myelitis and radiculitis (positivity 49%).

Keywords:
Adolescence, Adult, Aged, Electrophysiology, Encephalitis, Tick-Borne, COMPLICATIONS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Female, Human, Hungary, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Lyme Disease, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PHYSIOPATHOLOGY, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Age, Neuropsychological Tests, Seasons, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Language: Eng

Unique ID: 98244264


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