Ital J Neurol Sci. 1998 Apr;19(2):81-5.
Isolated neuritis of the sciatic nerve in a case of Lyme disease.
- 1Institute of Neurology, University of Parma, Italy.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. The course of the disease is divided into three stages, the second of which may include various types of peripheral nervous system disturbances. We report the case of a patient with persistent deficits caused by the prevalent involvement of the sciaticnerve, confirmed by electrophysiological and neuropathological findings. The most significant bioptic results were axonal degeneration and perivascular inflammation. Damage to a single peripheral nerve as the dominant clinical expression during the course of Lymedisease is an unusual finding that has been rarely described in the literature.