Multiple sclerosis and Lyme borreliosis

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2002 Jul 31;114(13-14):539-43.


In a deductive approach the two disease entities of multiple sclerosis and chronic progressive neuroborreliosis are discussed. Various clinical features, seroepidemiology, neuroimaging, CSF findings, CSF serology, specific proteins within the CSF and antibodies against neuronal structures as well as the most recent findings of different dendritic cells within the CSF are discussed as a means of differentiating these two disease entities.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Borrelia burgdorferi / immunology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology
  • Lyme Disease / immunology
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / epidemiology
  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis / immunology
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Predictive Value of Tests


  • Antibodies, Bacterial