Meningoradiculitis due to borreliosis presenting as low back pain only

Neuroradiology. 1998 Feb;40(2):126-7. doi: 10.1007/s002340050552.


We report a child with Borrelia burgdorferi meningoradiculitis. This entity, also known as Bannwarth syndrome, is rare and its presentation with low back pain only is even more unusual. The MRI findings can suggest the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / etiology*
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / complications*
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Polyradiculopathy / complications*
  • Polyradiculopathy / diagnosis