Reversible Horner's syndrome and Lyme disease

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1989 Dec;9(4):225-8.


Neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease are common, often debilitating, and potentially treatable. We document a case of Borrelia infection of the nervous system manifesting as a reversible Horner's syndrome. The search for Lyme disease should be part of the evaluation of an isolated central or preganglionic Horner's syndrome or any unexplained pupillary abnormality.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
  • Horner Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Horner Syndrome / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Tetracycline / therapeutic use


  • Ceftriaxone
  • Tetracycline