Lyme neuroborreliosis-associated cerebrovascular events in the Finnish endemic area

Neuroborreliosis is a rare cause of cerebral vasculitis and stroke. The incidence of Lyme borreliosis in Finland has been increasing in the last 20  years, so we expect that Lyme neuroborreliosis–associated vasculitis can be a more common cause of stroke in the future.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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