Occurrence of Borrelia garinii oculo-neuroborreliosis in Japan

Motohiro Yukitake, Yasuo Kuroda, Kazuhiro Kurohara, Makoto Matsui, Akinari Yasuda, Yoshie Matsui, Shinji Oono, Koichi Kimura, Emiko Isogai

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    We report a 64-year-old Japanese man with oculo-neuroborreliosis. His clinical features consisted of polyarthralgia, keratoconjunctivitis, chorioretinitis, optic neuritis, confusion, and polyradiculitis. Assay of antibodies to Borrelia species detected IgG-antibody to B. garinii in both serum and CSF. Progressive declining of serum IgG antibody titer against Borrelia garinii, in parallel with clinical improvement, was observed after administration of ceftriaxone.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)160-161
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the neurological sciences
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct


    • Borrelia garinii
    • Lyme disease
    • oculo-neuroborreliosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology


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