[Lymphadenopathy and absences]

Staub, E; Strozzi, S; Aebi, C (2007). [Lymphadenopathy and absences]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 96(20), pp. 815-7. Bern: Huber

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A 6-year-old boy presented with deterioration of general well-being during several weeks, headache and swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. In addition, the parents reported brief episodes resembling typical absence seizures. Serological tests and the examination of cerebrospinal fluid revealed neuroborreliosis. At the same time, electroencephalography showed characteristic patterns of absence epilepsy. The boy's condition improved rapidly during a 2-week course of intravenous ceftriaxone and after initiation of antiepileptic therapy. To our knowledge, absence epilepsy has not previously been reported in association with neuroborreliosis. We consider the two conditions to be coincidental.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Staub, Eveline; Strozzi, Susi and Aebi, Christoph

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

17566418

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

PubMed ID:

17566418

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23377 (FactScience: 41654)

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