Vasculitic mononeuritis multiplex in patient with Lyme disease

Ital J Neurol Sci. 1991 Apr;12(2):229-32. doi: 10.1007/BF02337040.


Lyme borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Neurological complications are frequently reported but the pathogenesis remains largely unknown. We report on a patient with positive borrelia antibodies at ELISA and immunoblotting and with histological and immunofluorescence study of peripheral nerve biopsy consistent with vasculitic neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
  • Biopsy
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / immunology
  • Electromyography
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Immunoblotting
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / immunology
  • Lyme Disease / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Nerves / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / complications*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology


  • Antibodies, Bacterial