Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary

Endre Pál, Zita Barta, Ferenc Nagy, Mária Wágner, L. Vécsei

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Abstract

The incidence and clinical characteristics of Lyme neuroborreliosis (NB) in a region of high prevalence of tick-bite in Hungary is described. In the county Baranya 66 patients were recorded in a five-year period (1989-93). Fifty-six patients (85%) were in 'early', and 10 patients (15%) in 'late stage' of NB. The sex distribution was equal. The incidence of NB was 2.9- 100,000/year in this region. The incidence of radiculitis/neuritis, meningitis, encephalitis and myelitis in the sample was 56.1%, 19.7%, 18.2% and 6%, respectively. The EEG and evoked potentials showed both central and peripheral neural involvement, EMG and ENG abnormalities were related to the peripheral clinical signs. Non-specific white matter lesions could be found by MRI in 5 patients with central involvement. Cerebrospinal fluid changes were not obligatory but a better indicator of inflammatory process in cases with meningitis and/or encephalitis forms (positivity 75%) than in cases with myelitis and radiculitis (positivity 49%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

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Hungary
Myelitis
Radiculopathy
Encephalitis
Meningitis
Incidence
Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Tick Bites
Neuritis
Sex Distribution
Evoked Potentials
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Electroencephalography

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Lyme disease
  • Neuroborreliosis
  • Serology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Pál, E., Barta, Z., Nagy, F., Wágner, M., & Vécsei, L. (1998). Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary. Functional Neurology, 13(1), 37-46.

Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary. / Pál, Endre; Barta, Zita; Nagy, Ferenc; Wágner, Mária; Vécsei, L.

In: Functional Neurology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 37-46.

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Pál, E, Barta, Z, Nagy, F, Wágner, M & Vécsei, L 1998, 'Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary', Functional Neurology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 37-46.
Pál E, Barta Z, Nagy F, Wágner M, Vécsei L. Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary. Functional Neurology. 1998 Jan;13(1):37-46.
Pál, Endre ; Barta, Zita ; Nagy, Ferenc ; Wágner, Mária ; Vécsei, L. / Neuroborreliosis in county Baranya, Hungary. In: Functional Neurology. 1998 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 37-46.
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