Lyme encephalopathy

Lyme encephalopathy

See Neuroborreliosis.
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Chronic progressive meningoencephalitis, characterized by spastic paraparesis, cranial neuropathy, or cognitive impairment has been reported in Europe, while Lyme encephalopathy, a mild, late neurologic syndrome manifested primarily by subtle cognitive disturbances, has been reported in the United States [19, 20].
Appropriate differentiation between neuroborreliosis (nervous system Borrelia burgdorferi infection) and Lyme encephalopathy (altered nervous system function in individuals with systemic but not nervous system infection)--or encephalopathies of other etiologies--would lessen the controversy considerably, as the attribution of nonspecific symptoms to supposed ongoing central nervous system infection is a major factor perpetuating the debate [17].
Lyme encephalopathy should be in the differential diagnosis of patients with atypical or complex presentation of mood disorders and/or acute mental status changes.
Successful treatment of Lyme encephalopathy with intravenous ceftriaxone.