Rev Med Liege. 2001 Jan;56(1):11-6.
[Article in French]


Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is an endemic affection in Belgium. It is transmitted by a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. The particularity of the infecting genomic group, Borrelia garinii, implies that half of the reported cases of Lyme disease in our country have neurologic manifestations. Due to the marked clinical heterogeneity and the difficult serologic diagnosis, neuroborreliosis is often part of the differential diagnosis in neurology. The antibiotic treatment is necessary because it decreases the risk of more advanced stages of the disease. We hope that a vaccination will soon be available in Belgium.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Belgium / epidemiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endemic Diseases / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Tests / methods
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / classification
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / complications
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / drug therapy*
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents