Acute facial nerve palsy in children in a Lyme disease –endemic area in the Netherlands

AbstractWe assessed the prevalence of Lyme neuroborreliosis in children with acute facial nerve palsy in a Lyme-endemic region and patient characteristics associated with this. All children visiting one of three participating hospitals between January 2010 and December 2016 were included in the study. Of 104 children referred to the hospital with facial nerve palsy, 43% had Lyme neuroborreliosis and 57% idiopathic facial palsy. Characteristics significantly associated with Lyme neuroborreliosis were headache (55% versus 18%), meningeal irritation (21% versus 5%), presentation in summer months (69% versus 37%), and a previous tick bite (33% versus 7%).
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

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Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Sarcoma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Sarcoma Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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