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Severe neuroborreliosis: The benefit of prolonged high-dose combination of antimicrobial agents with steroids--an illustrative case.

Research paper by Serge Aurelien SA Massengo, Fabrice F Bonnet, Carine C Braun, Anne A Vital, Jacques J Beylot, Jean J Bastard

Indexed on: 09 Feb '05Published on: 09 Feb '05Published in: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease



Abstract

Neuroborreliosis frequently occurs in endemic areas, whereas encephalomyelitis is uncommon. Treatment consists classically of 2 to 4 weeks of recommended antimicrobial agents with a generally good outcome. A severe case is reported combining an encephalomyelitis with an axonal polyneuropathy. Clinical improvement was observed only with the use of prolonged high dose of 2 antimicrobial agents combined with steroids.