[Ocular findings in infection with Borrelia burgdorferi]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1992 Aug;201(2):83-91. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1045872.
[Article in German]

Abstract

During the years 1988 to 1990 ten patients were observed in the eye clinic of RWTH Aachen with ocular findings of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. 6 of them showed neuro-ophthalmological signs, 4 had uveitis. In both groups recent infections were documented in fresh and chronic stages of the disease, lasting longer than one year. The various clinical pictures of the disease following infection with Borrelia burgdorferi are described. As a vaccination against Borreliosis is not yet available, it is important to detect the antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi early enough, to initiate an effective treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abducens Nerve / physiopathology
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / immunology*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eye Diseases / immunology
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / immunology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmoplegia / diagnosis
  • Ophthalmoplegia / immunology
  • Optic Neuritis / diagnosis
  • Optic Neuritis / immunology
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Vision Disorders / immunology
  • Visual Acuity / physiology
  • Visual Fields / physiology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial