Functional brain imaging and neuropsychological testing in Lyme disease

Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Jul;25 Suppl 1:S57-63. doi: 10.1086/516175.


Differentiating neuropsychiatric Lyme disease from a primary psychiatric disorder can be a daunting task. This article describes how functional brain imaging and neuropsychological testing can be particularly valuable in helping to make diagnostic distinctions. In addition to a review of the relevance of functional imaging to neuropsychiatry in general, recent findings are presented regarding the use of single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) imaging in Lyme disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Lyme Disease / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Lyme Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Lyme Disease / pathology*
  • Lyme Disease / psychology*
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Radiography