Common Neurologic Features of Lyme Disease That May Present to a Rheumatologist

Pathogens. 2023 Apr 9;12(4):576. doi: 10.3390/pathogens12040576.


Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) infection, has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and severity. Patients with possible Lyme disease may seek out or be referred to rheumatologists. Today, the most common reason to engage a rheumatologist is due to complaints of arthralgia. After skin, neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease are now among the most common. Therefore, it is important for rheumatologists to be aware of clues that suggest neurologic Lyme disease and prompt help from a neurologist experienced with Lyme disease.

Keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; neurologic Lyme disease; rheumatology; tick-borne disease.

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