Lyme meningoencephalitis: Report of a severe, penicillin-resistant case

M. N. Diringer, J. J. Halperin, R. J. Dattwyler

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Although Lyme disease frequently attacks the central nervous system, this involvement is rarely severe, and high-dose intravenous penicillin usually is adequate treatment. The patient we describe developed severe Lyme meningoencephalitis despite receiving a full course of penicillin, and his condition continued to deteriorate after reinstitution of this treatment. Intravenous chloramphenicol was used successfully and resulted in a substantial improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-708
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis and rheumatism
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


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