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. 1987 Jun;30(6):705-8.

Lyme Meningoencephalitis: Report of a Severe, Penicillin-Resistant Case

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Lyme Meningoencephalitis: Report of a Severe, Penicillin-Resistant Case

M N Diringer et al. Arthritis Rheum. .

Abstract

Although Lyme disease frequently attacks the central nervous system, this involvement is rarely severe, and high-dose intravenous penicillin usually is adequate treatment. The patient we describe developed severe Lyme meningoencephalitis despite receiving a full course of penicillin, and his condition continued to deteriorate after reinstitution of this treatment. Intravenous chloramphenicol was used successfully and resulted in a substantial improvement.

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