Basal meningovasculitis and occlusion of the basilar artery in two cases of Borrelia burgdorferi infection

Neurology. 1988 Aug;38(8):1317-9. doi: 10.1212/wnl.38.8.1317.


We present two cases in which a meningovasculitis and occlusion of the basilar artery were found in young adults with a Borrelia burgdorferi infection. We introduce the designation "neuroborreliosis," because both the central and peripheral nervous systems can be involved in the infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
  • Basilar Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Borrelia Infections / complications*
  • Borrelia Infections / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / complications
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meninges*
  • Radiography
  • Vasculitis / diagnosis
  • Vasculitis / etiology*