[Lyme disease in patients with multiple sclerosis: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic features]

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2012;112(2 Pt 2):64-8.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Lyme disease is one of the most frequent infections in the Russian Federation. In patients with multiple sclerosis, the Borrelia infection may act as a trigger in some cases and also worsens the clinical course of multiple sclerosis. One hundred patients with definite multiple sclerosis were examined including 19 patients with the combination of multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease. The difficulties of diagnosis, clinical features and treatment of Lyme disease in patients with multiple sclerosis are discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Borrelia burgdorferi / isolation & purification
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / complications
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / drug therapy*
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents