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Articles  |   July 1998
Neuropsychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease
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Articles   |   July 1998
Neuropsychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1998, Vol. 98, 373. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.7.373
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1998, Vol. 98, 373. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.7.373
Abstract

Lyme disease is a multisystem illness that may affect the central nervous system and subsequently produce mild to severe psychiatric disorders. Physicians who treat patient with Lyme disease need to be aware of its neuropsychiatric symptoms, which may emerge months to years after the initial infection. Prompt diagnosis and effective treatment are needed to avoid the debilitating and possibly irreversible mental illness associated with the neurologic involvement of this spirochetal infection. The author reviews the neuropsychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease and provides diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the management of the central nervous system disease that may cause them.