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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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GARCIA ALLENDE, Natalia et al. Mielitis transversa aguda en un viajero. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2016, vol.76, n.4, pp.242-244. ISSN 0025-7680.

Acute transverse myelitis is defined as an acquired neuroimmune disorder of the spinal cord, which occurs as a consequence of a primary event, or directly related to an autoimmune inflammatory disease, an infectious or post-infectious disease. Amongst infectious etiologies, Borrelia spp., a tick-bourne anthropozoonosis of the ixodidae family, prevails. Approximately 10 to 15% of patients with Lyme disease undergo neurologic manifestations, with an assorted and uncertain array of clinical syndromes. Transverse myelitis accounts for up to 5% of Lyme neuroborreliosis. We describe the case of a traveler from endemic zone for Lyme disease, with encephalomyelitis secondary to acute infection by Borrelia burgderfori, with complete resolution of symptoms after concluding adequate antibiotic treatment.

Keywords : Transverse myelitis; Neuroborreliosis; Encephalomyelitis.

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