[Ischemic stroke caused by neuroborreliosis]

Arch Pediatr. 1999 Dec;6(12):1302-5. doi: 10.1016/s0929-693x(00)88893-4.
[Article in French]


Ischemic stroke in children is rare and its etiology is frequently unknown.

Case report: We report the case of a nine-year-old boy who presented a right ischemic lenticular stroke due to neuroborreliosis, with a good outcome after antibiotic treatment.

Conclusion: We suggest that it is important to search for neuroborreliosis in case of an ischemic stroke in children; the study of cerebral spinal fluid is a good diagnostic marker.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Ischemia / etiology*
  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / complications*
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Paresis / etiology
  • Paresis / rehabilitation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Cephalosporins
  • Ceftriaxone