Facial paralysis from lymes disease

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Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Neuroborreliosis NB is the second most frequent manifestation of Lyme disease. Painful meningoradiculitis is the most common neurologic manifestation in adults while facial nerve palsy FP and lymphocytic meningitis is predominant in children. The action to be taken is not formally defined for a child consulting for FP in a Lyme disease endemic area. The new recommendations of the High Authority of Health of June recommend to carry out a blood serology in first intention, in search of a NB in a child consulting for a peripheral facial paralysis. If this is positive, a lumbar puncture will be performed in search of meningitis.

New-onset Bell palsy and Lyme disease

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A 6-year-old boy presented to the emergency room in July with a history of right facial weakness for one day, headache and neck stiffness. During the two previous weeks, he had been lethargic and complaining of headache and neck stiffness. He also had several episodes of vomiting. His pediatrician diagnosed otitis externa 10 days prior to his emergency room visit and treated him with eardrops.

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Neurologic symptoms of Lyme disease occur when the Lyme disease bacteria affect the peripheral or central nervous systems. Out of every patients whose cases are reported to CDC , 9 have facial palsy, 4 have radiculopathy, and 3 have meningitis or encephalitis. Because of reporting practices, this statistic may overestimate how often these manifestations are seen by clinicians. Most people with Lyme disease respond well to antibiotics and fully recover. Varying degrees of permanent nervous system damage may develop in people who do not receive treatment in the early stages of illness and who develop late-stage Lyme disease.