Intracranial hypertension in neuroborreliosis

Christoph Härtel*, Stefan Schilling, Birte Neppert, Bettina Tiemer, Jürgen Sperner

*Corresponding author for this work
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Neuroborreliosis is an infection of the nervous system caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, from which patients most commonly develop lymphocytic meningitis, radiculoneuritis, or cranial neuropathy. In this report a 9-year-old male with an unusual neurological complication of neuroborreliosis - benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) - is described. Clinical symptoms of BIH, which consist of increased CSF pressure in the absence of an intracranial mass or obstruction to the circulation of CSF, resolved completely after antibiotic therapy with ceftriaxone.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 09.2002

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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