[Multiple mononeuropathy and inflammatory syndrome manifested in Lyme disease]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 2001 Oct;157(10):1290-2.
[Article in French]


Meningo-radiculitis is the most common peripheral nerve system involvement of Lyme disease. We report the observation of a 73 year-old woman presenting a subacute multiple mononeuropathy and a severe inflammatory syndrome. Diagnosis of Lyme disease was confirmed by a lymphocytic meningitis with positive serologic results in the cerebrospinal fluid. Nerve biopsy showed inflammatory cells spreading along the endoneurium. This case report emphasizes that Lyme disease may present as a multiple mononeuropathy mimicking a vasculitic neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / pathology
  • Mononeuropathies / diagnosis*
  • Mononeuropathies / pathology
  • Peripheral Nerves / pathology
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome / pathology